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US Rep says his bill will not impact municipality funding

Petersburgs borough assembly passed a resolution in opposition to his bill earlier this month. The resolution cited concerns over state management of the forest land, potential loss of federal funding and US Forest Service jobs.

The Petersburg borough receives payment in lieu of taxes since the borough cannot collect tax on the federal land. It has also received money for schools and road work under the Secure Rural Schools Act. Officials say the act has given hundreds of millions of dollars to rural communities surrounding National Forests.

Young said that his bill will not change anything.

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