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Pawlenty's payment-in-lieu-of-taxes proposal would leave county $320,000 short

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BEMIDJI - Payment-in-lieu-of-taxes, intended to help counties that have a large amount of state-owed land, would be funded at 80 percent under Gov. Tim Pawlenty's proposed budget.

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"Because state-owned land does not pay local property taxes, delivering even basic level services to that state-owned land can be financially difficult for local governments," according to the governor's budget for PILT.

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