Holding Agencies Accountable

When unelected bureaucrats ignore the legislature and disregard statutes to do whatever they want irrespective of the law, the only mode of accountability left is through the budget setting process. For that reason, yesterday the House defeated the Idaho Tax Commission budget 21-48. As I told the House in debate, “this is a dangerous budget because it is a budget for an agency gone rogue” since the agency has shown “open contempt and open apathy for what the statute says.” Since this agency has been given the power to take money away from citizens, it “is an incredibly dangerous agency to be unconstrained.”

 

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