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  • THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 2016, 12:03 P.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2015, 1:22 P.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 2015, 12:28 P.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 2, 2015, 12:10 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 …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 2, 2015

    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. …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015

    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 …


  • FRIDAY, FEB. 14, 2014

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013

    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 …


  • MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013, 2:56 P.M.

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2013

    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 …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013, 2:44 P.M.

    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.


  • MONDAY, JAN. 21, 2013, 2:59 P.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 10, 2013

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 1:12 P.M.

    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 …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2012

    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. …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2012

    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 …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2012, 4:02 P.M.

    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.


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2012

    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 …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 24, 2012, 11:30 A.M.

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 19, 2012

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 2012

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 14, 2012, 4:32 P.M.

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012

    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 …


  • SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2012

    Hart rebuffs finance questions

    Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart refused to answer many questions about his finances in a meeting Friday with creditors in his bankruptcy case. An attorney with the U.S. Department of …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012

    Huckleberries: Hart’s patriot act doesn’t pass muster

    State Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, who was KO’d in the GOP primary during his ongoing battle with the IRS and Idaho Tax Commission over $600,000 in unpaid income taxes, remains …


  • TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012

    Hart offers tax settlement

    BOISE – Outgoing Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart is proposing to pay $200 a month for five years – a total of $12,000 – to satisfy his entire debt of …


  • MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012, 3:32 P.M.

    Rep. Hart says he’d settle tax debt for $200 a month

    Outgoing Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart has filed a Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan in federal court that proposes that he pay $200 a month for five years - a total …


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