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Gogebic County joins suit for PILT money


July 12, 2018


BESSEMER — Gogebic County has joined a class action lawsuit for the past three fiscal years, seeking additional payments from the federal government for payments in lieu of taxes.

After Wednesday’s county board meeting, county treasurer Lisa Hewitt noted the county receives about $600,000 annually in PILT money, so the suit could mean a great deal to the county.

The suit seeks to recover money the county is owed for the past three years.

The county was required to join the suit by Sept. 14.

Kane County, Utah, originally contended the government...

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