Questioned on how the state Tax Commission has coped with budget cuts and holdbacks, Tax Commission Chairman Royce Chigbrow said the Tax Commission has eliminated 10 positions, held open about 30 vacancies, and is imposing 20,000 unpaid furlough hours on remaining employees. "Were any of the holdbacks taken from audit staff?" asked Senate Finance Chairman Dean Cameron, R-Rupert. "Yes," Chigbrow responded. "The audit staff shared in furloughs right along, and basically if there were vacancies in audit staff, they were not replaced unless they were ... essential."
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