Things that got me thinking today:

1. Eric Zorn flags Bill Brady saying, in Wednesday’s debate, that we need to be more like Indiana and Tennessee, so he looks at the comparative taxes.

2. Rich Miller flags the same quote and cites Zorn’s numbers. It’s a really good post, but it does raise questions. For instance:

3. Miller’s commenters, who are always interesting, focus on the role and amount of property taxes which, as Ben Joravsky pointed out last week, Illinois is heavily dependent on: