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  • 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 …


  • Lawmaker’s ethics challenged

    BOISE – A North Idaho political activist and backer of embattled Rep. Phil Hart is trying to file a House ethics complaint against Rep. Eric Anderson, R-Priest Lake – even …


  • Hart facing further investigation

    BOISE – A special House Ethics Committee voted 6-1 on Monday to launch a full investigation into the latest ethics complaint against tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart. Hart said …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Hart makes ‘donation,’ not restitution, to endowment fund

    BOISE – Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, sent a check as promised to the state’s school endowment for $2,450, but he called it a “voluntary donation” to the permanent …


  • Hart owes less than tax liens suggest

    Tax-protesting Idaho Rep. Phil Hart only owes half as much in back taxes, penalties and interest as tax liens against him suggest - just over half a million dollars, rather …


  • Hart’s tax woes now approach $1 million

    The Internal Revenue Service has filed another nearly $300,000 in tax liens against Idaho Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, bringing the total that public records show Hart owes in back taxes, …


  • 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 meets in Hart case

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


  • 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 …


  • Ethics committee to investigate Hart

    Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney has appointed an ethics committee to investigate the conduct of Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol.


  • Hart has property tax troubles, too

    BOISE – Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart, who’s currently facing a House ethics review over his ongoing fight over unpaid federal and state income taxes, has paid property taxes late …


  • Lawmaker also delinquent on property taxes

    Idaho State Rep. Phil Hart, who’s currently facing a House ethics review over his ongoing fight over unpaid federal and state income taxes, has paid his property taxes late on …


  • Hart ready to tell his side

    BOISE – Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart on Friday defended his long tax fight against the IRS and the state Tax Commission, and said he looks forward to going before …


  • Hart defends tax fight, welcomes ethics probe

    Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart on Friday defended his long tax fight against the IRS and the state Tax Commission, and said he looks forward to telling his story to …


  • Hart faces ethics inquiry

    BOISE – Idaho’s House of Representatives will convene a rare ethics committee to investigate the conduct of Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, who’s been invoking legislative privilege in his own income …


  • Idaho House to convene ethics panel on Hart

    The Idaho House will convene a rare ethics committee to look into whether Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, abused legislative privilege or had a conflict of interest in serving on the …


  • Hart tax case tests privilege

    BOISE – Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart’s current dispute over state income taxes isn’t the first time he’s invoked his status as a state legislator to hold off the tax …


  • Rep. Hart used session to hold off tax man 4 times

    Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart’s current dispute over back state income taxes isn’t the first time he’s invoked his status as a state legislator to hold off the tax man …


  • Phil Hart missed appeal deadline

    BOISE – An Idaho state legislator is fighting the state Tax Commission over $53,000 in back taxes, interest and penalties, claiming in part that because he’s a legislator, he’s exempt …


  • Idaho lawmaker claims extra time to appeal taxes

    An Idaho state legislator is fighting the state Tax Commission over $53,000 in back taxes, interest and penalties, claiming in part that because he’s a legislator, he’s exempt from the …


  • IRS goes after Idaho lawmaker

    The IRS has filed nearly $300,000 in new federal tax liens against Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart in the past year, five years after Hart said he’d reached an agreement …


  • Democrats defend anti-Sali flier

    BOISE – The Idaho Democratic Party is defending a campaign flier it mailed throughout Idaho’s 1st Congressional District that clearly shows the Social Security numbers of Rep. Bill Sali and …


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