Arizona Education Fact Sheet

Only 17% of Arizona is privately owned.  How much do you pay in property taxes?  Through PILT (payment in lieu of taxes), the federal government pays Arizona about $1.10 per acre for our "public" lands.  That $1.10 per acre is what some Democrats call "largesse."  So, just remember the reason our children have less money for education than other states.  We’re sacrificing them for "the public good."

See Also:

Tying Statehood and Educational Funding Together

American Lands Council

Letter to the Editor:  Feds Stole State Lands of the West