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Jan 21 2014

Fighting for PILT

After I learned that the recent omnibus spending bill didn't include funding for PILT, I held a conference call with several of Utah's county commissioners.  It is clearly a problem that a 1,500 page spending bill that spends over $1 trillion dollars doesn't provide funding to offset the financial burdens that are faced by states with high amounts of public land owned by the federal government.

Here are some highlights from the conference call:

This power might be used to enslave any particular state Spending bill that doesn't fund PILT spends $160 million for new land Those burdens remain there regardless How Senator Reid is Obstructing the Funding of PILT

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