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Counties brace for PILT cuts

Published On: Apr 03 2013 06:31:08 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 03 2013 07:35:44 PM CDT

Counties brace for PILT cuts

ST. ANTHONY, Idaho -

Counties across Idaho are bracing for big cuts in their Payments In Lieu of Taxes.

The Department of Interior will sequester 5 percent of that money paid to local governments for their publicly owned land.

That money normally goes toward schools and county operations.
Fremont County commissioners are expecting to receive $33,250 less than their expected $665,000 payment.

Commissioners say they will most likely make up for that loss by cutting money from Forest Service recreation programs, since that would impact the fewest people.