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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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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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The November 2019 Executive Committee Meeting at the RCRC office in Sacramento.

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News: The Barbed Wire

Last week, a coalition of 31 senators submitted a letter addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and Minority...Read more
Congress was taken by surprise this week by the retirement of House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-New York). On...Read more
Announcements regarding hearings, grants, and public comment notices of importance to California's rural counties. Fish and Game Commission Requests Stakeholder...Read more
The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 Rural Photo Contest, with...Read more
The Rural County Representatives of California ( RCRC ) announced earlier this week that rural community and business leaders from...Read more
At RCRC’s 2019 Annual Meeting in El Dorado County last week, Greg Norton, RCRC President and CEO, took the stage...Read more
A bipartisan coalition of 31 senators sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and Minority Leader Chuck...Read more
Last week, the House voted to approve the SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595. The bill passed with bipartisan support despite...Read more
Last week, the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry held a hearing on “The National Forest System: Restoring our...Read more
In 2018, Congress directed the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to develop a National Broadband Availability Map to highlight...Read more
Have you registered for RCRC’s 2019 Annual Meeting? This year’s conference will be held September 25-27 at the Lake Tahoe...Read more
Ygrene Energy Fund is the nation’s leading provider of residential, multi-family, and commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. The...Read more
On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced two contracts selected as the first projects for the Wildfire Innovation Sprint, which will...Read more
On September 13 th , RCRC filed comments with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) noting de-energization experiences faced by...Read more
On Thursday, the House passed a short-term continuing resolution (CR) that would extend government funding from September 30 th until...Read more
This week the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the spending measure that would fund the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and...Read more
Last Friday, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) announced he hopes to hold a vote on cannabis banking legislation...Read more
Announcements regarding key staffing changes of importance to California's rural counties. Charles McKee Appointed Monterey County Administrative Officer Click hereRead more
Have you registered for RCRC’s 2019 Annual Meeting? This year’s conference will be held September 25-27 at the Lake Tahoe...Read more
This week, RCRC Chair Matt Kingsley (Inyo County), RCRC First Vice Chair Daron McDaniel (Merced), and RCRC Board Member and...Read more