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Oregon will receive nearly $37 million in federal payments for non-taxable land

Local governments will use the money to help with fire and police services, public schools, and roads.

Posted: Jun 27, 2018 3:36 PM

Oregon is getting nearly $37 million from the 'Payments in Lieu of Taxes' - or PILT – program. The money will offset losses in property taxes due to non-taxable federal lands.

The money is sorted per county by the number of acres of federal land. The more acres a county has, the more money it receives.

Local governments will use the money to help with fire and police services, public schools, and roads.

This year, Jackson and Josephine counties each received more than $1.8 million; Curry County received $1.7 million; Lake County received $1.9 million; Klamath County, and Siskiyou County in California, each received $3.1 million.

A law from 1976 allows payments to local governments that cannot tax federal land in their counties. Payments are administered by U.S. Department of Interior.

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke issued the following statement today: ‘Local communities contribute significantly to our nation's economy, food, and energy supply, and help define the character of our diverse and beautiful country. These investments often serve as a lifeline for local communities as they juggle planning and paying for basic services like public safety, fire-fighting, social services, and transportation.”

Congressman Greg Walden said, “These funds are welcome news for rural communities across our state. I worked with my colleagues in the House to fully fund this program that is part of the federal government’s obligation to our rural counties.”

Go here to see how money was allocated to different states or counties.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 4086

Reported Deaths: 151
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah110359
Marion93125
Washington71517
Clackamas30411
Deschutes1210
Linn1159
Umatilla1143
Polk9811
Yamhill697
Lane672
Jackson650
Benton555
Clatsop450
Klamath410
Malheur330
Coos310
Douglas250
Jefferson250
Josephine251
Wasco211
Columbia160
Hood River130
Morrow120
Lincoln100
Crook60
Curry60
Union60
Tillamook60
Wallowa20
Lake20
Sherman10
Harney10
Grant10
Baker10
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 103813

Reported Deaths: 3993
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles498602241
Riverside7341313
San Diego7100260
Orange5744142
San Bernardino4914190
Alameda309794
Santa Clara2701140
San Francisco243740
San Mateo202282
Kern200737
Tulare183580
Fresno165832
Santa Barbara163612
Imperial144326
Contra Costa138437
Sacramento134956
Ventura106232
San Joaquin84235
Kings7043
Stanislaus68328
Sonoma5304
Solano50922
Monterey4699
Marin43614
Merced2807
San Luis Obispo2681
Yolo20723
Santa Cruz2062
Placer1969
Napa1113
Humboldt983
Madera942
San Benito852
El Dorado840
Del Norte440
Sutter422
Nevada411
Butte400
Shasta374
Mono351
Yuba281
Mendocino250
Lake230
Inyo191
Mariposa161
Calaveras150
Glenn140
Amador100
Siskiyou60
Colusa50
Lassen50
Tuolumne40
Plumas40
Tehama41
Alpine20
Trinity10
Sierra10
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