JFAC has voted 14-5 in favor of a budget motion for the state Tax Commission, defeating an alternative proposal from Sen. Steve Vick, R-Dalton Gardens, that sought to send a message to the commission that its auditors are being too harsh on taxpayers. “There’s a fairly broad consensus that they’re heavy-handed in the way they approach their audits,” Vick said this morning. He said he was prompted by comments in the Senate when it just barely passed a supplemental appropriation for the commission, including Sen. Les Bock’s comment that when he was a tax attorney, he preferred working with the IRS to working with the state Tax Commission. Said Vick, “That tells me we are having a problem”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.
Question: What do you suppose will be the next windmill that Sen. Vick tilts with?