Newsminer: Alaskans would get $1,200 each to offset energy costs under Palin's plan

From the Fairbanks Daily Newsminer June 21, 2008

JUNEAU — Gov. Sarah Palin is proposing to give nearly every Alaska resident $1,200 to offset high energy costs.

The $769 million energy relief plan released Friday also proposes suspending the state’s fuel tax of 8 cents a gallon for a year for motorists.

Palin says the state can afford to help residents with energy costs that, in some cases, are double or triple the national average.

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