STATE PAYMENT IN LIEU OF TAXES (PILT)

California's Payment-In-Lieu-of-Taxes (PILT) program was established in 1949 to offset adverse impacts to county property tax revenues that result when the state acquires private property for wildlife management areas. 

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CANNABIS

In 1996, California voters approved Proposition 215 – the Compassionate Use Act – which exempts patients and defined caregivers who possess or cultivate marijuana for medical treatment...

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TREE MORTALITY

The USDA Forest Service estimates that 129 million trees have died from drought-related insect infestation since 2010.   Bark beetles are native to California and attack trees under stress.  They are normally found in low numbers, but will on occasion reach epidemic levels in extreme weather conditions. 

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FEDERAL SECURE RURAL SCHOOLS (SRS) & PAYMENT IN LIEU OF TAXES (PILT)

In 2000, Congress enacted the Secure Rural Schools & Community Self-Determination Act (SRS) to provide funding for rural counties...

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WILDFIRE FUNDING

RCRC continues to advocate for a common sense approach toward reducing the effects and severity of wildfires that have plagued California over the past decade.

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