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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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Resource pages, deadline extensions, and available programs to assist communities impacted by COVID-19. DWR Provides Tips for Holding Online Meetings...Read more
Announcements regarding hearings, grants, and public comment notices of importance to California's rural counties. Rail Safety Precautions That Save Lives,...Read more
On Tuesday, Republicans in the U.S. Senate unveiled a targeted coronavirus (COVID-19) relief package , a plan that is much...Read more
On Sunday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) have agreed to avert any...Read more
On Wednesday, the National Association of Counties, along with a coalition of 87 other trade associations, unions and organizations, wrote...Read more
Assembly Bill 434 (Daly): Housing Financing Programs: Uniform Procedures. Assembly Bill 434 authorizes the Department of Housing and Community Development,...Read more
The latest episode of the Hometown California podcast is now available! (Download Now) The California Legislature is on recess as...Read more
On Wednesday, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 2459, authored by Assembly Member Bigelow (R-Madera), into law. RCRC was a co-sponsor...Read more
Our system of “county-fairs” is one of California’s most under-appreciated assets, brought to the forefront during the current fires raging...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
RCRC is requesting that Governor Newsom sign into law Assembly Bill 890, authored by Assembly Member Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg). AB...Read more
In the latest episode of the Hometown California podcast, our host, Paul A. Smith, continues the conversation with Jeremy B...Read more
As Americans are under public health restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, many are turning to the nation’s public lands for...Read more
The California Legislature is on recess as the tumultuous 2020 Legislative Session has come to a close. Tempers flared and...Read more
With the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act , commonly referred to as the Highway Bill , expiring in less...Read more
In a legislative update for September, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) announced that the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement...Read more
On Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) said she spoke to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin over the phone, but...Read more
In the late hours of Monday, August 31 st , the Legislature approved ten additional budget trailer bills that assist...Read more
Announcements regarding hearings, grants, and public comment notices of importance to California's rural counties. Rail Safety Precautions That Save Lives,...Read more
Information related to the current status of legislation and regulations impacting California’s rural counties. Assembly Bill 995 (Garcia): Hazardous Waste...Read more