NCFC calls for permenant funds to compensate for tax-exempt federal lands

“The U.S. government pays no local taxes on millions of acres of public land across the country. Congress’ new budget ends the federal payments that helped make up the difference for local governments.”

In this article, Carol Miller (NCFC founder), Caroline Ford (president of NCFC Board) and Charlie Alfero (NCFC director) explain why payments-in-lieu-of-taxes are such a crucial source of funding for frontier communities, and why the federal government has a moral obligation to pay up.

Read the full story on the Daily Yonder website: http://www.dailyyonder.com/counties-federal-lands-lose-big/2014/01/21/7138

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