PILT/SRS Coalition Letter to Congressional Leadership

With 2017 quickly nearing an end, NACo is leading a coalition of impacted counties, school districts, and other interested organizations in sending a letter to congressional leaders urging them to fully fund the Payments In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program for FY 2018 and reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program until a permanent solution is developed. Sixty-two percent of counties in 49 states nationwide have untaxable federal land within our boundaries, and are required to provide critical services to residents and public lands visitors including search and rescue services, emergency management, law enforcement and education. If your county, school district or other organization is interested in signing onto this letter, please fill out the form here, and you will be added to it. The deadline to sign on as a supporter is 6 p.m. Eastern on Monday, November 27.

About Jonathan Shuffield (Full Bio)

Associate Legislative Director – Public Lands and Liaison to the Western Interstate Region

Jonathan Shuffield serves as NACo’s Associate Legislative Director for Public Lands and Liaison to the Western Interstate Region, lobbying Congress on public lands issues including Payments In Lieu of Taxes, Secure Rural Schools, land management and endangered species.

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