State defends its right to cut non-existent taxes



November 24, 2021

There is an inescapable irony to the fact that Alaska joined with a dozen other states in suing the federal government over their right to cut taxes.

This from a state that has no property tax on homes or businesses, only on the oil industry.

No state sales tax.

No personal income tax since 1979.

The lowest motor fuel tax in the nation, by a long shot.

There were few federal strings attached to the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, which handed states hundreds of billions of dollars earlier this year to help pay the bills of the pandemic, cover for lost revenues and rebuild their communi...

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