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Illinois ranks 11th in state tax burden

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A new report is due out Wednesday afternoon that will outline the scope of the financial crisis, here in Illinois.

The report was authored by a University of Illinois economist.

It says solutions to problems like the state's backlog of bills will be mentioned and include things like broadening the sales tax base and setting aside cash for emergencies.

The state's tax burden has jumped.

Illinois is now ranked as the 11th highest in the nation.

The Tax Foundation says Illinois taxpayers paid an average of 10.2 percent of their income in 2010. That's up two percent from 2009.

Wisconsin ranked fifth in the report, Indiana is 23rd, and Missouri is 34th.

Nationwide, New York is the highest and Alaska is the lowest.

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