The average family in the province earning $117,564 will pay an estimated $56,588 in total taxes.
According to Alaska’s constitution, the state government must deposit 25 per cent of all mineral revenues into its fund each year.
Over fifty years, observers have become inured to troubling reports of Atlantic Canada's economic difficulties.
Even the most jaundiced observer would recognize, however, that data for the last two years describes something different. The regional economy is not experiencing continued slow decline: it is starting to implode.