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Senators Urge Reinstatement of PILT Funds

piltU.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) are urging Senate leaders to fully fund the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program in any end-of-year legislation. Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) provide federal payments to nearly 1,900 local governments across 49 states to help offset losses in property taxes Continue reading

Proposal Could End Hold on PILT Funds

piltA proposal in Congress could end federal delays in paying counties the money they are owed for public land. Representative Jared Polis introduced a bill that would extend funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes and Secure Rural Schools program. The funding is among programs tied up in the federal budget sequester. Continue reading

Legislation Would Restore PILT and Extend SRS

piltA bipartisan bill was introduced yesterday to restore mandatory funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. It would also renew the Secure Rural Schools program, which supports schools, law-enforcement and roads in more than 700 rural counties across the country. Colorado counties received $34.5 million in Continue reading

Colorado Airports Losing Funding

yampa-airport-signOfficials at Colorado’s 74 public-use airports, including Yampa Valley Regional Airport, are facing huge cuts in a funding source they depend on for fire protection and other programs. The cuts are being blamed on a drop in aviation fuel prices and fuel demand. More than $19 million was awarded this year through a state grant Continue reading