I'm just going to throw this out there because I think it is a splendid idea and because, I thought of it first.
I think there are a handful of states that if they really got their acts together are in a position to make huge killings off the weak, organized, libtard States and bring tax relief and real satisfaction to their residents. My brilliant idea is that the Smart States™pass state laws that simply mandate that the price of all energy generated within the state but sold outside the state must charge double the instate rate and that all that money flow into the State's general fund to offset up to 100% state income taxes, (in the backward states that still have income taxes) and/or used to pay for all bridge and road maintenance.
I'm sure there's a law dodger out there who will say that this is unconstitutional or some such nonsense but if State Universities can charge double the tuition for 'out-of-state' students at public universities, this should easily be every bit as legal as any other revenue scheme anybody thought of in the last 3000 years.
To maximize the profits for those States still sane enough to permit nuclear power plants and the like, the various State legislatures should also tax the Hell out of the power sold to outside the power-generating states. Just to be fair. States desiring to buy all that power that they used to make themselves but shut down in the name of global warming or some other false gods will also have to pay for 100% of the upkeep and maintenance of the infrastructure needed to send them power.
The Law would have to be firm with absolutely no wriggle room to extend credit, or slash rates to most favored states or any of that nonsense and of course would have to merciless in spelling out that all revenue accruing to the State must be used to offset income taxes or sales taxes or be used to roads and bridges.
My other brilliant idea has to do with voting out the least popular state lawmaker, state bureaucrat and judge every year and either tossing them on a bonfire or seeing if they are actual witches by submitting them to the float test.