Bill to demand royalties from federal land sales advances – | Helena, Montana…ances

“HELENA — Does the federal government owe Montana for a century of public land sales? A bill brought by Senator Jennifer Fielder (R-Thompson Falls) and endorsed by the Senate Thursday says it does.

Fielder says the law that made Montana a state, the Enabling Act, calls for the state to get five percent of any public land sales [public land sold by the federal government in Montana per Section 13 of the Enabling Act]. That past and future money would benefit the permanent school trust.”

By jenniferfieldermt

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