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UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019

Ethics panel directs Rep. McMorris Rodgers to pay back Treasury for misused funds

The House Ethics Committee has rebuked Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state for misusing taxpayer money and ordered her to reimburse more than $7,500 to the U.S. Treasury.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017

Ethics panels want records on settled harassment claims

Ethics committees from the House and Senate requested records on Friday detailing taxpayer-financed payments made over the years to settle claims of sexual harassment, discrimination and other prohibited behavior by …


Dana Milbank: GOP might need learner’s permit

The eager majority seized the wheel of power, hit the gas – and immediately lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a guardrail.


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 …


Hart pulled from tax panel

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 …


Hart wants new judge in tax case

BOISE – Embattled Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart wants a new judge in his state income tax appeal case in 1st District Court in Kootenai County, a move that could …


New ethics complaint filed against Hart

A GOP lawmaker from North Idaho has filed a new ethics complaint against Rep. Phil Hart, saying Hart’s 1996 theft of state school endowment-owned timber, claims of legislative immunity and …


IRS backtracks, saying it filed duplicate liens against Hart

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


Finance case against Rep. Hart closes

BOISE – The Idaho secretary of state’s office says Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, has supplied the missing information from his campaign finance filings for his North Idahoans for Liberty PAC, …


Ethics panel says Hart should leave committee

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


Board of Tax Appeals rules Hart missed deadline

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