Illinois is sometimes compared to Pennsylvania because it's the only state with more municipalities than the Keystone state.
Wonder what's going on out there? A huge tax increase is the story. Try 66 percent.
State fiscal challenges are huge across the country, and the AP-APME national reporting project will bring those to light in a big way this year.
As for Pennsylvania, we try to publish as much from the state capital as we can. Look to our Views page on Friday for another Focus on Harrisburg page.
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We're organizing all of the previous Focus on Harrisburg content on our online opinion page, so you can keep up with goings on in this challenging time.