Commissioner Brandt keeps funding issue front and center for DC officials | New

WASHINGTON, DC – Highlighting the needs and struggles of western rural communities, Idaho County Commissioner Skip Brandt was among five Gem State elected officials who attended the annual NACo PILT flight on last month.

During the meetings, participants encouraged Congress to fully fund the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program and the Safe Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination (SRS) Act, emphasizing the need for a funding in rural counties that cannot tax federal lands because of its tax-exempt status or share of revenue generated from activity on public lands.