County officials from across the nation will descend on Capitol Hill to advocate in support of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program.
Sixty-two percent of the nation’s counties contain federal lands. The PILT program helps to offset costs incurred for county services — including road and bridge upkeep, public safety and emergency medical services — provided to the users of untaxable federal public lands. This support is especially critical as these counties fight back a historic wildfire season.
Without congressional action, the PILT program will expire on September 30.
Capitol Hill Briefing on the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program
NACo and our Western Interstate Region will host a briefing on Capitol Hill to share the importance of the PILT program with Members of Congress and their staffs. The briefing will take place on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET. Several county officials and members of Congress are expected to speak, including:
- Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)
- Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.)
- Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah)
- Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah)
- Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.)
- President of NACo’s Western Interstate Region and Gila County, Ariz. Supervisor Tommie Martin
- WIR Past President and Sublette County, Wyo. Commissioner Joel Bousman
- Graham County, N.C. County Commissioner Connie Orr and County Manager Becky Garland
- NACo Associate Legislative Director Jonathan Shuffield
LEGISLATIVE PRESENTATION: The Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program