Special Reports

WATCHDOG: Nyssa rail center, public money, and a most unusual deal

An aerial view of the site of the rail shipping center north of Nyssa, planned by the county and funded by taxpayer dollars. (The Enterprise/Austin Johnson)

NYSSA - A lease to run the Treasure Valley Reload Center favors a corporate giant and its local onion partners while providing little return for taxpayers putting up $29 million to build the public rail center.

The 24-page agreement was struck behind closed doors over months with no public oversight.

The green light for the deal came . . .