The New York Times, in its standard idiocy, misses entirely:
The vast size of the increase, the rarity of such increases here — the last one came two decades ago — and the hour of the vote (in the wee hours of Wednesday) all reflected the urgency and depth of this state’s fiscal crisis.
Dennis Byrne of the Chicago Tribune didn't miss anything:
Too bad we don't have debtors' prisons anymore. They would be suitable lodgings for House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, and the rest who are responsible for Illinois' financial demise.
It's as if we had been holding our breath until after the elections for Democrats to unveil a merely objectionable tax-and-spend plan to "solve" Illinois long-term financial problems, but they instead delivered unto the state Rosemary's Baby.