LETTER: Western Governors support PILT and SRS programs for rural communities

Western Governors expressed their support for rural communities by requesting full funding of the Payment in Lieu of Taxes Program (PILT) and reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools program (SRS) in a letter sent to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Charles Schumer, Speaker Paul Ryan, and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Sent on November 21, 2017, the letter urges the federal government to fulfill its obligation to compensate rural communities with tax-exempt federal lands and timber-dependent communities facing lost revenue due to changes in federal land management policies. Read, download the Letter.


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