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By Dena Martin
the Times 

Columbia County to receive $385,583 in PILT funds

Garfield County will receive $234,090 and Walla Walla County will see $29,891


WASHINGTON, D.C. — On June 21, eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) announced the 2019 Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program disbursements totaling more than $3.5 million for eastern Washington counties.

Because local governments are unable to tax the property values or products derived from federal lands, PILT payments help support necessary government services such as education, solid waste disposal, law enforcement, search and rescue, health care, environmental compliance, fire-fighting, parks and recreation and other important community services.

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