The governor mentioned the trouble at the state Tax Commission, where his appointee as Tax Commission chairman, Royce Chigbrow, resigned on Friday amid allegations that he interfered in tax cases for the benefit of a friend an of clients of his son's firm. “I have shared some ideas on possible ways to improve operations and public trust at our state Tax Commission with Pro Tem Hill, Senator Stegner and Representative Lake,” Otter said. “While those talks progress, I look forward to working closely with all of you in finding solutions that help restore public confidence in that institution and the essential work it does through greater accountability and efficiency.”
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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