More on the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) issue from the Daily Record News:
Excerpt: “Kittitas County and other Eastern Washington counties will see a boost of state funding next year thanks to a coalition of groups that sought compensation for state land.
Local officials have been seeking a larger share of payment in lieu of tax funding for several years for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife land, according to a news release from Kittitas County. Because the lands are managed by the state for habitat and recreation, local governments are unable to collect local property tax for government services and schools.”
Read the full article in the Daily Record News.