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R-C-R-C Thankful for Farm Bill Passage

The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) is extending thank yous to key California Congressional leaders for passing the Farm Bill in the U.S. House of Representatives….

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The Farm Bill, which is now headed to the Senate, will extend federal Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funding for FY 2014. California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger says the bill will have a giant economic impact in the state…

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Nevada County Supervisor Nate Beason is Chair of the R-C-R-C Chair and says “Federal PILT funding is critical to California’s rural counties, and RCRC is grateful to key Congressional leadership for voting to secure this one – year extension. Now that we’ve secured the reauthorization for FY 2014, it’s time to work with Congress to enact a multi-year funding reauthorization, as was the process in years past.” As part of the federal PILT program, California counties are due more than $41 million in annual  funding  to provide critical local government services, such as law enforcement, search and rescue, health care, environmental compliance, firefighting, and parks and recreation. Nevada County’s portion of the payment is $277,934 dollars.

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