Advertise Here

Eye On Boise

Tax commissioners to donate furlough pay

The AP reports that tax commissioners will donate the pay they’re being forced to accept for what they had anticipated would be unpaid furloughs:  BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s top tax collectors are donating vacation time to an employees’ leave fund after they were barred from taking unpaid furloughs. The leave fund benefits state employees beset by personal or family illness. The issue emerged last month, when the Idaho State Tax Commission’s four commissioners learned they couldn’t voluntarily turn down their full $85,000 salaries. By then, they’d already taken 292 furlough hours, worth nearly $12,000, to save money and show solidarity with workers facing wage cuts. With their vacation donations, commissioners — Royce Chigbrow, David Langhorst, Sam Haws and Tom Katsilometes — aim to ease chagrin that they’d still get paid for time they took off. Said spokesman Dan John, “They wanted to participate … not treat folks in the agency differently than the heads of the agency.”

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Eye On Boise

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

Named best state-based political blog in Idaho for 2013 by The Fix

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Eye On Boise.

Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
Advertise Here