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  • January 4, 2024 - LAUNCH applications blow past expectations

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and Lt. Governor Scott Bedke announced today the astounding results of the initial application period for the Idaho LAUNCH grants, the state’s expanded grant program that provides new opportunities for graduating high school seniors to pursue in-demand careers. As of December 28, there were 12,588 high school seniors who […]

  • April 18, 2023 - Gov. Little marks “100 Days of Achievement”

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little wrapped up the first 100 days of his second term as Idaho’s 33rd Governor last week, noting historic achievements in education, infrastructure investments, and tax relief. “Idaho’s success is no accident. When we improve schools, roads, water systems, internet access, outdoor opportunities, and public safety while delivering historic tax […]

  • April 6, 2023 - Gov. Little applauds productive legislative session

    Boise, Idaho – The Idaho Legislature adjourned “sine die” today, and Governor Brad Little thanked his legislative partners for working with him to advance his “Idaho First” plan this session. The Idaho Legislature approved 99-percent of the Governor’s “Idaho First” plan for tax relief and education and infrastructure investments. “Working together, we achieved major investments […]

  • March 31, 2022 - Gov. Little celebrates historic legislative successes

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little is celebrating historic successes as the Idaho Legislature officially adjourned sine die today, ending the 2022 legislative session for the year. “In all my years, I have never seen a more successful legislative session that produced so many positive results for the people we serve. We achieved what I […]

  • May 4, 2021 - Gov. Little’s push for more broadband investment now law

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little recently signed Senate Bill 1199 into law, directing $45 million toward new investments in internet connectivity for underserved areas to improve commerce, economic growth, and education, on top of close to $50 million made available for broadband investments last year. The investment supports more remote healthcare access and improved […]

  • August 28, 2020 - Nearly $50 million awarded for broadband projects to support remote learning, economic development

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the Idaho Department of Commerce awarded $48.9 million in federal coronavirus relief funds for 102 projects across Idaho that support improved broadband infrastructure, equipment, and services. The grants help fund broadband connectivity for more than 43,000 underserved households, the majority of which are in rural communities of […]

  • November 22, 2019 - Governor Little accepts Idaho Broadband Task Force recommendations

    Boise, Idaho – The Idaho Broadband Task Force that Governor Brad Little assembled earlier this year has completed and submitted its recommendations and full report to improve broadband connectivity for communities and businesses across Idaho. Governor Little signed an executive order in May establishing the task force. He directed the group to develop a plan […]