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UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

Phil Hart, Kathy Sims lose bids to return to Idaho Legislature

Two former state legislators making comeback bids were halted by voters in Tuesday’s Republican primary


UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 4:36 p.m.

Hart and Shepherd both seek stronger state’s rights in Idaho House of Representatives

Phil Hart, the four-term North Idaho legislator defeated in a primary six years ago, is back before voters. The tax-protesting politician – who lost his house after a protracted fight …


Two GOP Idaho candidates to stay on ballot

Two former Idaho lawmakers previously kicked off the May 15 ballot over residency concerns have been given second chances to run for legislative seats.


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Former Rep. Phil Hart ruled ineligible for Idaho’s May ballot

Tax-protesting state lawmaker Phil Hart’s comeback bid is in doubt, as the Idaho secretary of state’s office has ruled Hart ineligible for the ballot in his bid to challenge Rep. …


IRS auctions home of former state Rep. Phil Hart

The home of tax-protesting former Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart was auctioned off on the Kootenai County Courthouse steps for back taxes this morning, and sold for $182,000 to a …


Jan. 28 IRS auction set for tax-protesting ex-lawmaker’s home

The IRS has set a new date to auction off the home of former Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, to offset his federal income tax debts: Jan. 28 at …


Tax-protesting ex-lawmaker fails to pay on time to re-buy log home

Tax-protesting former Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart failed to pay in time to buy back his Athol home from the IRS, after successfully bidding for it at auction; now a …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 2, 2015, 10:33 p.m.

Former Idaho lawmaker re-buys home at auction, fails to pay on time

Tax-protesting former Idaho State Rep. Phil Hart successfully purchased his Athol home from the IRS at a public auction last month, but he missed an Oct. 22 deadline to pay …


Eye on Boise: Governor creates Idaho task force to battle hackers

Idaho’s state computer network is “constantly under attack,” according to Gov. Butch Otter’s office, and that’s why Otter has named a new Cybersecurity Cabinet Task Force, chaired by Lt. Gov. …


Ex-Idaho Rep. Phil Hart settles federal tax dispute

BOISE – Former Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart has settled his long-running tax dispute with the IRS, agreeing to let the feds auction off his Athol home for unpaid back …


Idaho lawmakers could lose wage garnishment protection

BOISE – Idaho lawmakers would lose a long-standing protection from wage garnishment if legislation introduced Thursday becomes law. Lawmakers and other elected officials are exempt from having their wages garnished …


Tax fight by Hart is torture of logic

Phil Hart, the former Idaho lawmaker and tax-dodger extraordinaire, admits it: He’s made a “huge mistake.” That’s what he says in a new court filing in his effort to outwit …


Ex-Rep. Phil Hart says ‘none’ of U.S. attorney’s allegations are true

BOISE – Tax-protesting former Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart denies he hid assets or income from a bankruptcy trustee and says the U.S. Justice Department attorney in his case is …


Hart says fed lawyers lying to court, not him

Tax-protesting former Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart denies that he hid any assets or income, and charges that the U.S. Justice Department attorney in his case is the one who’s …


Hart may face criminal charges

BOISE – Federal authorities may be laying the groundwork for criminal charges against tax-protesting former Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart. In bankruptcy court documents, federal officials are charging that Hart …


IRS gets clear path for Hart foreclosure

BOISE – A federal judge has cleared the way for the Internal Revenue Service to foreclose on former state Rep. Phil Hart’s North Idaho home. U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge …


IRS gets go-ahead to foreclose on Hart’s log home

A federal judge has cleared the way for the Internal Revenue Service to foreclose on former state Rep. Phil Hart’s North Idaho home over years of unpaid taxes.


Feds seek immediate foreclosure on Hart’s home

Government lawyers are asking a judge to rule in their favor in a federal tax case against ex-state Rep. Phil Hart and allow them to immediately foreclose on his log …


Idaho legislators brush up on ethics

BOISE – Lawmakers underwent a half-day of ethics training in the wake of a series of high-profile lapses involving Idaho officials, a first-time event that Capitol leaders hope will head …


Hart’s second bankruptcy filing dismissed

A federal bankruptcy judge has dismissed former Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart’s second bankruptcy filing, opening the way for federal authorities to go after his log home in Athol for …


Tax-protesting lawmaker’s 2nd bankruptcy filing dismissed

A federal bankruptcy judge has dismissed former Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart’s second bankruptcy filing, opening the way for federal authorities to go after his log home in Athol for …


Hart grilled over bankruptcy filing

In his final days as an Idaho state lawmaker, Rep. Phil Hart, of Athol, appeared before a bankruptcy trustee Friday for another round of questions on his income and assets. …


Idaho lawmakers to receive formal ethics training

BOISE – After a string of ethical lapses and questions about Idaho lawmakers’ conduct, new lawmakers will face something unprecedented when they arrive in Boise for their organizational session next …


Hart files for Ch. 13 bankruptcy again

BOISE — State lawmaker and tax protester Rep. Phil Hart has filed for bankruptcy — again — prompting a federal tax foreclosure case against him to be put on hold.


Feds resuming foreclosure suit against Hart

BOISE – Federal authorities are gearing back up their foreclosure lawsuit against tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart, now that Hart has voluntarily dismissed his bankruptcy filing – which had …


Rep. Hart IRS foreclosure case back on track

Federal authorities are gearing back up for their foreclosure lawsuit against tax-protesting Idaho Rep. Phil Hart, now that Hart’s voluntarily dismissed his bankruptcy filing - which had placed an automatic …


Eye on Boise: Hart’s Audi raises eyebrows amid bankruptcy

When tax-protesting state Rep. Phil Hart filed for bankruptcy amid federal and state claims that he owes more than half a million dollars in back taxes, penalties and interest, papers …


Hart bankruptcy plan draws rebuke

Federal prosecutors are calling for Idaho Rep. Phil Hart’s proposed bankruptcy plan to be dismissed, saying it’s improper, it wouldn’t appropriately satisfy his half-million-dollar federal income tax debt and it …


Feds: Rep. Hart’s bankruptcy plan ‘not feasible’

Federal prosecutors are calling for Idaho Rep. Phil Hart’s proposed bankruptcy plan to be dismissed, saying it’s improper, it wouldn’t appropriately satisfy his half-million-dollar federal income tax debt, and it …


Eye on Boise: Lawmakers bill state for conference costs

BOISE – Five Idaho lawmakers attended the American Legislative Exchange Council’s annual conference in Salt Lake City last week, but only two – Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, and outgoing …