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As Gov. Pat Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly enter into the final weeks of their regular session, they may want to put the state on a new path.

Quinn and the Democrats appear to be headed for some [kind] of tax increase. Quinn wants to make the temporary tax increase imposed in 2011 permanent. Other Democrats are seeking a progressive tax plan in the state, which may well be another way to raise taxes.

The Wall Street Journal in a recent editorial, called ``What's wrong with Illinois?'' showed the danger behind such a plan. Read more of the Herald-Review editorial.