BOISE -- It's not often Democrats in Idaho cans say they have a majority when it comes to state government.
But a vacancy on the state Tax Commission has done just that for Democrats.
The Spokesman-Review reports that the retirement of Chairman Bob Geddes in February has left Democrats with a 2-1 edge. Democratic Commissioner David Langhorst is currently serving as the interim chairman and Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has yet to fill Geddes' seat.
Otter spokesman Jon Hanian says the administration is content to take its time and find the right person to the commission. In the meantime, Hanian says Langhorst is doing a fine job overseeing the commission and agency.
The commission is constitutionally required to have four commissioners, with not more than two from the same party.