Is this why people say “you’d have to pay me to live in Alaska”?
In addition to being #1 in pork barrel spending, Alaska is the only state that has neither a state sales tax nor any personal income or capital gains taxes. A few weeks ago, Gov. Palin arranged a special $1200 payment to every Alaskan resident. This is in addition to the roughly $2000 each resident already receives from the state. This money comes from taxes on the oil industry in Alaska. Tax and spend?