Law: Alaska's Most Unpopular Couple

Their challenge held up a $300 million payout to residents

It was the best news for taxpayers anywhere in overtaxed America. Thanks to levies on all the oil being pumped out of Alaska's North Slope, the state had piled up huge excess revenues. Last year the legislature passed two bills doling out $300 million of it to most of Alaska's 457,000 residents in the form of repeals and rebates of state income taxes and earnings from an oil royalty fund. Cause for jubilation among all Alaskans, right?

Not quite. Patricia and Ron Zobel of Anchorage,...

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