Laurens County Joins Lawsuit

Laurens County Council is joining a nationwide law suit against the United States government over underpaid funds to cover last property taxes. The unanimous vote of Council last night approved a request by County Attorney Sandy Cruickshanks. The class-action lawsuit began with Kane County, Utah, and states that congress underfunded the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program in fiscal years 2015 through 2017. The suit claims that it is a breach of federal statute.