As a native Illinoisan, I'm rarely surprised by the goings-on in Springfield. I mean, after the recent multi-billion dollar tax hike, coupled with dubious claims of balancing the budget that we know aren't true--how could the idea of the state reaching even further into our pockets come as a surprise? It doesn't. But, it's still making me angry.

Today on the WROK Morning Show, Ted Dabrowski, spokesman and vice president for policy at Illinois Policy, joined us for a discussion of his recent article at Illinois Policy, called Illinois' Next Tax Hike Could Mean Pain at the Pump.