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Braxton to Receive Portion of $3.6 Million in PILT Payments

U.S. Senators Joe Manchin, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito last week announced $3,617,997 from the U.S. Department of Interior’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program to 36 West Virginia counties including Braxton. These payments are made annually to counties with non-taxable Federal land within their borders to offset the lost property tax revenue. Braxton County will receive $77,108.“For more than 40 years, PILT payments have helped ensure local governments across the Mountain State have the resources they need to help offset budget . . .

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