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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

County to enter lawsuit


Sweetwater County will join other Wyoming and Utah counties in a class-action lawsuit against the Federal Government to recover money owned under the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act.

During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the Commissioners voted unanimously to approve entering into the class-action lawsuit. Chairman Reid West was absent.

In the original case, Kane County, Utah, vs. the United States, Kane County claimed the government should have to pay the money owed when the government underpaid the PILT funds in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The court agreed with Kane...

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