I always loved New Hampshire's motto: 'Like free or die'. Low taxes, beautiful coastline near Portsmouth.
Not surprised that Maryland is in the lower 3rd...should be a bit lower. 'Live free on others' dime' should be the state motto.
I'm a bit puzzled why California is so low too...but I pretty much stay west of the 405 when we go out there, and only venture east to Beverly Hills or K-Town.