Timber Tax Payments To Be Held By BLM

, Posted: Thu, February 7 2013 at 8:18 AM, Updated: Thu, February 7 2013 at 8:21 AM

Four million dollars is being held back from Southern Oregon Timber Counties, by the US Bureau of Land Management.

The money is 10 percent of a special 38 million dollar payment the BLM owes to 18 counties.

The payments are supposed to make up for reduced logging receipts. Officials say the funds are being held back to create a safety net, in case other federal budget cuts go through.

The BLM payment was supposed to go through tomorrow and there is no word just yet on when counties can expect the money.

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