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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19) County Resource Page Available The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) , RCRC’s local government partner, continues to...Read more
This week, RCRC submitted a letter to U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) urging the inclusion of...Read more
RCRC has joined Los Angeles County and the California State Association of Counties to co-sponsor Assembly Bill 2612, authored by...Read more
On Tuesday, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service (USFS) distributed Secure Rural Schools & Community Self-Determination Act (SRS)...Read more
On Wednesday, Governor Newsom announced a partnership with Google to distribute Chromebook computers and mobile hotspots to assist students in...Read more
On Thursday, Governor Newsom announced he has directed the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) to allow businesses...Read more
On Tuesday, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced the issuance...Read more
This week, RCRC sent a letter to CalCannabis, the licensing entity for cannabis cultivators within the California Department of Food...Read more
On Monday, the Governor signed an Executive Order that provided an array of tax and regulatory relief for small businesses,...Read more
On Thursday, in response to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) formally ratified a 60-day...Read more
On Wednesday, Governor Newsom submitted a letter to the Secretary of the Interior as well as the Commissioner of the...Read more
Despite being only one week beyond the passage of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act (Phase 3), talks have already begun...Read more
On Monday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai proposed a telehealth program that would use the $200 million that...Read more
WIR Conference Gathering Cancelled - Stay Tuned for Alternative Dates Due to the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation across the...Read more
Coronavirus (COVID-19) County Resource Page Available The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) , RCRC’s local government partner, continues to...Read more
On March 27, 2020 Congress approved, and President Trump signed, the Coronavirus Aid Release and Economic Security (CARES) package in...Read more
In a news release issued last Friday, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced the temporary closure of all developed...Read more
In a recent article, the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) asked, “How will COVID-19 affect California agriculture—key to food...Read more
This Thursday, April 2nd, in response to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) will formally...Read more
Due to the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation across the nation, after painstakingly thorough consideration, the 2020 National Association of...Read more