County, School To Receive Additional PILT Revenue



by Amanda Jones

Echo News Editor

A partial increase to the Payments-in-Lieu-of-Taxes (PILT) made on state-held lands will bring additional revenue to cash-strapped counties, school districts and municipalities in rural Pennsylvania, so long as the state legislature and governor can pass the budget and fiscal code.

“This measure will go a long way toward bringing some much-needed tax fairness to our rural communities,” said State Representative Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint), one of the legislators leading the charge for an increase. “Our region has hundreds of thousands of acres of state-owned lands, all of which are tax exempt, and that has placed a significant strain on our local government and school district budgets.”


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