Bruce Clegg

Politics
1:14 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Utah Counties Fear Elimination of PILT Funding

Funding from the federal PILT program helps counties provide services to large areas of federal land. This landscape is part of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Garfield County, Utah
Dan Bammes

UPDATE:  Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT1) met yesterday with House leadership, including Speaker John Boehner and budget committee chair Paul Ryan.  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.

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  Members of Utah’s Congressional delegation are trying to save federal funding for rural counties. Losing it could hurt some counties badly. 

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