She owes $45,000.00 in back income taxes. The state is giving her till March 15th to pay up. Her back taxes span eight years.
What this suggests to me is that Article 2, § 2, ¶ III of the Constitution has no teeth. It says that someone who owes taxes to the state is not eligible for office unless they have committed to a payment plan. The catch, of course, is that they must be “adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction.” So, we can have tax absconders who have gone eight years, but unless they’ve been hauled into court, they can keep deciding how to spend taxpayer money that they themselves have been avoiding paying.
By the way, this is a bipartisan problem. Jamieson is just the latest.
UPDATE: Following up on the comments, two additional points. (1) Ms. Jamieson is a tax accountant. Holy cow! Do you want her doing your taxes? (2) Will George Anderson take action, given the constitutional bias against tax absconders serving in the legislature?