LETTER: Governors remind Congress about importance of PILT, SRS programs to rural communities

Western Governors respectfully ask for Congress’ attention to the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) and Secure Rural Schools (SRS) programs to aid the American people amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. “Long-term certainty of revenue streams from those programs will allow rural communities to invest in healthcare infrastructure and other critical needs during the pandemic” asserts Western Governors’ Association Executive Director Jim Ogsbury in the outreach of April 21, 2020. The Governors also included the WGA Policy Resolution 2020-03, Tax-Exempt Federal Lands and Secure Rural Schools, in the letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

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