Three current employee of the Idaho State Tax Commission - a manager and two auditors - have gone on the record in affidavits in Rep. Shirley Ringo’s lawsuit over secret tax deals, the Times-News reports today, making a total of eight current or former Tax Commission employees, each with decades of experience, charging under oath that influential people got big tax breaks at everyone else’s expense. Click here to read the full report from reporter Ben Botkin, and see the full documents in the case.
Ringo, D-Moscow, has offered to dismiss the state Legislature as a defendant in the lawsuit if the state convenes an investigation and offers job protection to Tax Commission employees to testify.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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