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  • UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 7:27 p.m.

    Federal tax overhaul could lead to changes in some states

    In New Jersey and California, top Democratic officials want to let people make charitable contributions to the state instead of paying certain taxes. In Connecticut and New York, officials are …


  • Jason Mercier: Let voters decide ban on income tax

    SJR 8204/HJR 4207 are designed to take the policy question of whether Washington should impose an income tax out of the court’s hands.


  • UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 2:13 p.m.

    Jason Mercier: Let voters decide ban on income tax

    SJR 8204/HJR 4207 are designed to take the policy question of whether Washington should impose an income tax out of the court’s hands.


  • Spin Control: A pundit’s political portending

    As it does most years, Spin Control looks into the crystal ball for the first Sunday of 2015 to predict the year ahead. Regular readers might have the feeling they’ve …


  • Spin Control: Candidates spar over income tax claim

    In these dog days of summer, things that would not get a second look the rest of the year are tested for news viability under much lower July vacation standards …


  • Hart’s appeal won’t be reheard

    BOISE – The Idaho Supreme Court, without comment, has dismissed tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart’s request to reconsider his state income tax appeal, in which he argued the court …


  • Idaho court stands by ruling, rejects Hart’s tax appeal

    The Idaho Supreme Court, without comment, has dismissed tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart’s request to reconsider his state income tax appeal, in which he argued the court should have …


  • Hart asks court to reconsider decision

    BOISE – Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart is asking the Idaho Supreme Court to reconsider its dismissal of his state income tax appeal, saying the court should have given …


  • Hart asks high court to reconsider income tax appeal

    Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart is asking the Idaho Supreme Court to reconsider its dismissal of his state income tax appeal, saying the court should have given more consideration …


  • Idaho tax protester Hart files for bankruptcy

    BOISE – Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart, who lost his bid for a fifth term in the GOP primary two weeks ago, has filed for bankruptcy. In Hart’s petition …


  • Hart used campaign funds for lawyer

    BOISE – Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart paid $1,000 in campaign funds in 2011 to Coeur d’Alene attorney Starr Kelso, who is representing him in his ongoing fight against paying …


  • Idaho Supreme Court rejects Hart tax appeal

    A unanimous Idaho Supreme Court has rejected state Rep. Phil Hart’s appeal of an order to pay more than $53,000 in back state income taxes, penalties and interest on grounds …


  • Feds move to foreclose on Hart’s home

    BOISE – Federal authorities moved Friday to foreclose on the Athol, Idaho, home of tax-protesting state Rep. Phil Hart for years of unpaid federal income taxes, interest and penalties. The …


  • State: Hart seeks special treatment as legislator

    Attorneys for the Idaho State Tax Commission have filed their response to Rep. Phil Hart’s state income tax appeal to the Idaho Supreme Court, writing that Hart seems to be …


  • Hart argues his tax appeal stymied by House duties

    Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart is arguing that a district judge abused his discretion by refusing to delay a hearing when the state representative was in Boise, debating legislation …


  • Hart facing another ethics complaint

    BOISE – Yet another ethics complaint has been filed against Idaho Rep. Phil Hart, this one by the write-in candidate who unsuccessfully ran against him in November. Hayden businessman Howard …


  • New ethics complaint targets Rep. Hart

    Yet another ethics complaint has been filed against Idaho Rep. Phil Hart, this one by the write-in candidate who unsuccessfully ran against him in November.Hayden businessman Howard Griffiths, who garnered …


  • Hart averts another tax fight

    BOISE – Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart narrowly avoided a court order over the holidays when he belatedly filed his 2009 state income tax return three days before Christmas. …


  • Ethics committee backs full inquiry on Hart

    A special House Ethics Committee voted 6-1 today to launch a full investigation into the latest ethics complaint against tax-protesting state Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, and reconvene in January.


  • Hart booted from House tax committee

    Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney announced Tuesday that he’s removing embattled Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, from the House Revenue and Taxation Committee for the next two years and that he’ll …


  • Rep. Hart rejects judge in tax appeal case

    Embattled Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart has filed a motion to disqualify the judge in his state income tax appeal case in 1st District Court in Kootenai County, a move …


  • State leaders see tighter coffer, bipartisan tilt

    OLYMPIA – Washington politicians who had any doubt the public is in no mood for more taxes should have had that cleared up Tuesday. For the budget struggles ahead next …


  • Hart goes to court to fight state income taxes

    Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart is going to court over his back state income taxes, filing an appeal in 1st District Court in Kootenai County charging that Idaho’s state income …


  • Ethics ruling: Kick Hart off tax panel

    A special House Ethics Committee voted unanimously this afternoon to recommend that Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, be removed from the House Tax Committee while he presses his personal fight against …


  • Hart target of campaign finance complaint

    Idaho Rep. Phil Hart’s write-in challenger has filed a complaint with the Idaho Secretary of State’s office over Hart’s campaign finance filings for a PAC he formed this year called …


  • Idaho Rep. Hart loses state tax appeal

    Idaho’s state Board of Tax Appeals has rejected Rep. Phil Hart’s bid to appeal an order to pay $53,000 in back state income taxes, penalties and interest, saying his appeal …


  • Party-line vote clears Hart of conflict of interest

    A special House Ethics Committee has voted 4-3 along party lines to clear Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, of conflict of interest charges over his votes on various tax legislation while …


  • Hart’s tax woes add up to $700K

    Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart’s tax problems appear to be worse than previously disclosed. When federal tax liens filed against Hart’s various business entities are combined with the hundreds of …


  • Rep. Hart responds to ethics complaint

    Idaho Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, denied the ethics charges against him Wednesday in a formal response to a special House Ethics Committee, and decried the complaint against him for citing …


  • Ethics panel to go ‘by the book’ on Hart

    A newly convened House Ethics Committee promised a “by the book” investigation into the conduct of Idaho Rep. Phil Hart on Tuesday. Hart, R-Athol, faces ethics charges for invoking legislative …