Helena – Across Montana, our communities will benefit from $40 million in Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funding for 2018 that will go to more than 50 counties. The PILT funding, which Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced yesterday, will help improve crucial services in the state, such as infrastructure, schools, and law enforcement.
Unfortunately, wealthy East Coast developer Matt Rosendale has dismissed PILT payments as “a welfare check” and “a guilt check.”
Rosendale’s disparagement of PILT funding that is critical for so many of Montana’s counties shows us he doesn’t recognize Montana values if they hit him in the face.
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