Otter still mulling who will chair Idaho State Tax Commission

It's not clear why, but Gov. Butch Otter, a Republican, continues to have a Democrat serve as chairman Idaho State Tax Commission.

In February, Otter tabbed Democratic Commissioner David Langhorst as interim chairman, replacing GOP Commission Chairman Bob Geddes. Geddes, a former senator, resigned after about a year on the job. Langhorst was a senator from Northwest Boise before joining the commission.

On July 12, Otter named former House GOP Caucus Chairman Ken Roberts of Donnelly to the Geddes vacancy, but did not make an announcement on the chairmanship.

I asked Otter Thursday about filling the chairmanship permanently. He said he wasn't ready to make an announcement and didn't know when he'd pull the trigger.

He added that he'd break the news "when I decide."

The other two commissioners on the four-person panel are Republican Rich Jackson of Emmett and Democrat Tom Katsilometes of Meridian.

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Royce Chigbrow

might be available.

heaven forbid

that he continue using someone who appears to be competent and honest.

Anyone else care for some more



And I thought former representative Phil Hart was a lock for sure...

How many languages

use "que" as an interrogative?
Clue: more than one.


There has to be another member of the Luna family that needs a gov position.

It's the weekend----

first DUI wins.

Crony Up !

Don't ever underestimate Butch's ability to find someone without any actual experience for the position other than being able to kiss his rear.

bad idea

It's really not a good idea to try to end legislative squabbles by appointing a farmer to the tax commission. A serious review of all Otter's political appointments is in order before the next election if the governor really intends to keep his part-time retirement job so his trophy wife can live out her visions of grandeur.