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PILT Underfunding 2015-2017
Posted Date: 
June 19, 2018
Contact: 
Shantil Siaperas, Communications Director, Montana Association of Counties

On June 19, 2018 MACo was one of many counties across the country on a conference call regarding the underfunding of Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) for 2015, 2016, and 2017.  The call was with the National Association of Counties (NACo) and a law firm (Smith, Currie, and Hancock) representing Kane County, Utah.

Secretary Zinke Announces PILT Payments

Montana Counties Receive $40 Million
Posted Date: 
June 27, 2018
Contact: 
Shantil Siaperas, Communications Director, Montana Association of Counties

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke met with local officials, including County Commissioners, Billings Mayor and City Council Members, and Representation from Montana’s Congressional Offices, on June 27th in Billings to present Montana counties with a large check for $40,073,049 in PILT (payment in lieu of taxes).

Secretary Zinke Announces PILT Payments

Montana Counties Receive $40 Million
Posted Date: 
June 27, 2018
Contact: 
Shantil Siaperas, Communications Director, Montana Association of Counties

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke met with local officials, including County Commissioners, Billings Mayor and City Council Members, and Representation from Montana’s Congressional Offices, on June 27th in Billings to present Montana counties with a large check for $40,073,049 in PILT (payment in lieu of taxes).

Secretary Zinke to Visit with Local Officials in Billings

Payment in Lieu of Taxes to be Discussed
Posted Date: 
June 21, 2018
Contact: 
Shantil Siaperas, Communications Director, Montana Association of Counties

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will be meeting with local Montana officials on June 27th to talk about the payment in lieu of taxes program (PILT).  The group, which will include Montana County Commissioners, Billings Mayor and City Council Members, and Representation from Montana’s Congressional Offices, will convene at 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. in room 3108 of the Stillwater Building in downtown Billings (316 N. 26th Street).  “We are honored to host Montana’s first cabinet member, Secretary Zinke, and look forward to the discussion,” said Yellowstone County Commissioner, John Ostlund.

Standard Mileage Rates for 2018 Up from Rates for 2017

WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2018 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

2017-2018 Lodging Rates

Posted Date: 
September 28, 2017

The General Services Administration has announced new lodging rates effective for travel beginning October 1, 2017. 

2017 Standard Mileage Rates Announced

Posted Date: 
December 13, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2017 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

NACo Releases Analysis of 2016 Elections

U.S. Election Insight: What's in Store for the Nation's Counties
Posted Date: 
November 12, 2016

Now that the elections are over, Congress will be back in Washington, D.C. next week to begin the lame duck session, President-elect Trump is already beginning his transition and congressional leaders are getting organized for the 115th Congress.  To help you digest the results of the election and what it means for county governments, the National Association of Counties (NACo) has released a detailed report, "U.S. Election Insight 2016: What's in Store for the Nation's Counties."

2016-2017 Lodging Rates

Posted Date: 
September 28, 2016

The General Services Administration has announced new lodging rates effective for travel beginning October 1, 2016.

MACo Endorses eConnectDirect

An Essential Solution for Members to Manage Their Fixed-Income Investment Needs
Contact: 
John Coban, Senior Vice President, Multi-Bank Secrities, Inc.

The Montana Association of Counties in its continued partnership with the National Association of Counties and their Financial Services Corporation is pleased to endorse eConnectDirect® as an essential solution for members to manage their fixed-income investment needs. This proprietary tool, developed by Multi-Bank Securities, Inc. (MBS), gives county treasurers visibility to thousands of fixed-income offerings in a market with little transparency. It arms investors with the necessary tools and confidence to select and transact with the fixed-income marketplace.