PILT http://kuer.org en Public Lands, PILT Funding on Congressman Bishop's Agenda for Legislature http://kuer.org/post/public-lands-pilt-funding-congressman-bishops-agenda-legislature <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Utah’s </span>1<sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> District Congressman is hoping he can claim a key committee chairmanship that would give Utah a significant advantage in Congress.&nbsp; That was one of the messages Republican Rob Bishop brought to the Utah legislature today.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:37:43 +0000 Dan Bammes 42482 at http://kuer.org Public Lands, PILT Funding on Congressman Bishop's Agenda for Legislature Utah Counties Fear Elimination of PILT Funding http://kuer.org/post/utah-counties-fear-elimination-pilt-funding <p><strong>UPDATE</strong>: &nbsp;Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT1) met yesterday with House leadership, including Speaker John Boehner and budget committee chair Paul Ryan. &nbsp;Bishop says he's been assured funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program will be included in an upcoming appr0priations bill, though not in the combined spending bill the House will be voting on Wednesday.</p><p>----</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:14:15 +0000 Dan Bammes 40800 at http://kuer.org Utah Counties Fear Elimination of PILT Funding Interior Facing Cuts in GOP Budget http://kuer.org/post/interior-facing-cuts-gop-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Secretary of the Interior is trying to persuade Republicans in Congress not to eliminate funding for a land conservation program by linking it to another they typically support. &nbsp;</p><p>Secretary Sally Jewell held a conference call with reporters to point out the economic activity linked to tourism, energy production and other activities on public land.&nbsp; She put it at more than 13-billion dollars, well above the total budget of 11-point-9 billion for the whole department.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:13:22 +0000 Dan Bammes 33131 at http://kuer.org Interior Facing Cuts in GOP Budget Sequester Cuts PILT Payments to Rural Counties http://kuer.org/post/sequester-cuts-pilt-payments-rural-counties <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rural counties in Utah will get less money this year from the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program, or </span>PILT<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; The federal government provides the funding to counties with large areas of public land.&nbsp; Garfield County has more than two million acres of federal land, but this year it will get just over $800,000</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;dollars from the </span><a href="http://www.doi.gov/pilt/index.cfm" style="line-height: 1.5;">PILT</a><span style=" Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:52:01 +0000 Dan Bammes 30921 at http://kuer.org Sequester Cuts PILT Payments to Rural Counties Higher PILT Payments for Western Counties http://kuer.org/post/higher-pilt-payments-western-counties <p>Counties across Utah are getting more than $36 million from the federal government this year under the Payment In Lieu of Taxes, or PILT program. &nbsp;The money is meant to help counties provide services such as search and rescue and firefighting in areas where there&#39;s a lot of federal land.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 20:29:10 +0000 Dan Bammes 13446 at http://kuer.org Higher PILT Payments for Western Counties