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PILT payments for 2015 announced


Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski’s office announced last week the state will be receiving $26.2 million from Department of the Interior through the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program.

Twenty-nine municipalities have been chosen for PILT payments, based in part on federally-managed acreages within their jurisdictions. With 1.6 million acres, the City and Borough of Wrangell will receive $379,944 this year through the program; with 1.8 million acres, Petersburg will receive $596,631.

PILT provides monetary compensation to local governments containing lands managed by the National Forests...

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