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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