No PILT dollars for Curry

New Mexico traditionally receives more federal Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) dollars than any other state.

This year, 32 New Mexico counties will share more than $22.4 million.

The federal government owns at least 33 percent of the land in New Mexico, according to a news release from U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. PILT payments are intended to help counties and local governments make up for revenues they lose on tax-exempt federal lands.

De Baca County received $58,926 this year, while Roosevelt County received $15,139 and Quay County received $2,547.

Curry is the only New Mexico county that does not receive PILT funding because it has no eligible federal land within its borders.

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