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Murkowski: Wrangell & Petersburg Boroughs to receive payments of $425,000 and $567,000


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) announced Monday that the Department of the Interior is distributing more than $29.69 million to eligible local governments throughout Alaska. These payments are made to boroughs and counties across the United States that contain federal lands to help offset the cost of maintaining community services, such as first responders, public schools, and road construction. Unlike

private lands, federal lands are not subject to local taxes, often making it difficult for rural communities to budget for these services.

The Payments in Lieu of Taxe...

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