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FEDERAL SECURE RURAL SCHOOLS

Adopted in 1906, federal law requires the U.S. Forest Service to provide counties and schools with 25 percent of the revenues generated on federal forest lands from a variety of...

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FEDERAL PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF TAXES

In October 1976, Congress enacted the Federal Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Act to provide federal payments to local governments to help offset losses in property tax revenues due to nontaxable federal lands within local governments' boundaries. 

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UPDATED - RCRC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING - 07/15/2020

The July 2020 Executive Committee Meeting will be held virtually.

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News: The Barbed Wire

Resource pages, deadline extensions, and available programs to assist communities impacted by COVID-19. DWR Provides Tips for Holding Online Meetings...Read more
The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) is holding its Fourth Annual Rural County Photo Contest from July 1 through...Read more
Announcements regarding hearings, grants, and public comment notices of importance to California's rural counties. Feel “Free” to Fish Days Saturday,...Read more
The California Department of Housing and Community Development announced the award of $195 million in funding Round 2 of the...Read more
While both houses of the Legislature are on recess the week of July 10, 2020, The Barbed Wire will be...Read more
RCRC has voiced its opposition to the recently-amended Senate Bill 474, authored by Senator Henry Stern (D- Calabasas), which would...Read more
On Monday, Governor Newsom signed the State Budget Package for Fiscal Year 2020-21, which included the main budget bill, budget...Read more
RCRC recently submitted comments to the CPUC on its recent Emergency Disaster Relief Program Proposed Decision concerning wireless communications providers...Read more
Signed into law by Governor Newsom on Tuesday, Senate Bill 350 is another step in the transformation of Pacific Gas...Read more
Announcements regarding key staffing changes of importance to California's rural counties. Jared A. Goldman , 48, of Napa, has been...Read more
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed its $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill, the Moving Forward Act , that would sharply...Read more
On Wednesday, Senate Broadband Caucus co-chair Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) along with Senator Kamala Harris (D-California) introduced the Senate companion to...Read more
On Monday, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), which is part of the Treasury Department, released updated guidance for banks...Read more
Resource pages, deadline extensions, and available programs to assist communities impacted by COVID-19. DWR Provides Tips for Holding Online Meetings...Read more
In December 2018, the U.S. Congress enacted the 2018 Federal Farm Bill which, among other things, legalized the commercial production...Read more
Announcements regarding hearings, grants, and public comment notices of importance to California's rural counties. Caltrans and the Governor’s Office of...Read more
On April 22, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-54-20 , which suspended for 60 days requirements for stores in unserved...Read more
On Wednesday, RCRC submitted comments to the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) Wildfire Safety Division on their Draft Utility Wildfire...Read more
Last week, The Great American Outdoors Act ( S. 3422 ) headed to the U.S. House of Representatives after securing...Read more
On Monday, President Trump signed a proclamation to suspend the issuance of certain temporary worker visas through the end of...Read more