47 Lawmakers Call For Land Tax Reimbursement Extension

Law360, New York (November 22, 2013, 3:32 PM EST) -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers urged the Budget Conference Committee on Thursday to prioritize funding for a federal program that gives money to local governments that have large tracts of un-taxable federal lands, saying the money keeps education and other essential services running.

The Payment-in-Lieu-of-Taxes program has been reimbursing municipalities since it was signed into law in 1976, but the program stopped giving money in June after a mandatory funding provision expired. Unless the budget committee prioritizes funding for the program, some 2,000 communities in 49...
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