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Tue., Jan. 18, 2011, 1:20 p.m.

Geddes: ‘All people treated fairly’

Sen. Bob Geddes is named the new head of the Idaho State Tax Commission on Tuesday by Gov. Butch Otter (Betsy Russell)
Sen. Bob Geddes is named the new head of the Idaho State Tax Commission on Tuesday by Gov. Butch Otter (Betsy Russell)

Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill said of Sen. Bob Geddes, the new chairman of the Idaho State Tax Commission, "He has truly been a statesman. He has been a resource for each of us. ... One of the important institutions, the institution that collects our taxes, has had its integrity tarnished, and I can think of no better person, no one who's more respected by all people in this state ... whether Republican or Democrat or anything else. ... Even though we're going to miss him a great deal in the Idaho state Senate, he's going to provide some very important services to the citizens of the state, and I wish him all the best."

Geddes said he's starting his new job as a tax commissioner today. "We want to make sure that as people come before the Tax Commission, that they are treated with respect, that they are treated fairly. ... My job is going to be to make sure that that tax policy is implemented as all of us as citizens of the state would want it to be."




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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