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  • April 5, 2022 - Washington, D.C., looks to Idaho on how to cut red tape

    Washington, D.C. – The State of Idaho’s extraordinary success in cutting red tape since Governor Brad Little took office is setting the example for new efforts to streamline regulations at the federal level. U.S. Senator Jim Risch announced today he introduced the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act to limit federal overreach and reduce federal spending. The […]

  • March 8, 2022 - Public health disaster emergency declaration to end April 15

    Boise, Idaho – After weeks of thoughtful deliberation with numerous stakeholders, Governor Brad Little announced today Idaho will end the public health emergency on April 15, 2022. Governor Little’s statement on reaching the milestone follows: “I kept Idaho open, banned vaccine passports, never issued mandates for vaccines or masks, and successfully challenged Biden’s overreaching vaccine […]

  • December 1, 2021 - Idaho tops lists for states with most freedom

    Boise, Idaho – The Cato Institute released its annual Freedom in the 50 States report, an index of personal and economic freedom, and Idaho scored top spots on a number of the rankings. “There is a reason this sought-after report says Idaho is one of the most economically and socially conservative states in the country. […]

  • November 10, 2021 - Idaho increases its lead as least regulated state

    Boise, Idaho – The Mercatus Center at George Mason University recently released new regulatory data showing Idaho widened its gap as the least regulated state in the nation. “In my first year as Governor, we surpassed South Dakota and achieved the title of least regulated state in the country. We cut or simplified 75-percent of […]

  • August 31, 2020 - Gov. Little appoints Russ Barron to lead Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today Russ Barron will lead the recently restructured Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses, the state agency responsible for administering licenses for dozens of professions and businesses in Idaho. “Russ shares my desire to keep Idaho regulations as streamlined as possible. His strong leadership skills and track […]

  • July 16, 2020 - Gov. Little meets with President Trump, White House officials on regulatory innovation, COVID-19

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little spent today at the White House meeting with President Donald Trump and Trump administration officials on topics that included cutting government red tape to support America’s economic rebound, the availability of COVID-19 testing supplies for Idaho, Mountain Home Air Force Base, and others. The Governor’s schedule included: Regulatory Innovation […]

  • June 22, 2020 - Gov. Little cuts more red tape, preserves recent healthcare advances moving forward

    Boise, Idaho – Idaho’s unprecedented advances in telehealth and healthcare access this year will be preserved long after COVID-19 with a new executive order Governor Brad Little signed today. “Our loosening of healthcare rules since March helped to increase the use of telehealth services, made licensing easier, and strengthened the capacity of our healthcare workforce […]

  • January 16, 2020 - Governor Little signs two executive orders further cutting government red tape

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little was joined by legislators today in signing his first two executive orders of 2020, both aimed at keeping Idaho regulations streamlined, user-friendly, and easy to understand. The new executive orders build on the state’s historic regulatory reduction achievements in 2019, when Idaho cut and simplified 75-percent of regulations in […]