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  • 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 […]

  • December 16, 2019 - President Trump, Vice President Pence meet with Governor Little on regulatory reform

    Washington, D.C. – Governor Brad Little attended a meeting today with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and other governors in the White House to discuss regulatory reform. The Governors’ Initiative on Regulatory Innovation Roundtable Discussion was an action-oriented meeting on deregulation and smart regulation. “I appreciate President Trump inviting me to the White […]

  • December 4, 2019 - Idaho cuts and simplifies 75 percent of rules in one year, becomes least-regulated state in country

    Trump Administration looks to Idaho on achieving regulatory reform Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little joined members of the Idaho Legislature in announcing today that Idaho surpassed South Dakota in becoming the least-regulated state in the country by cutting and simplifying 75 percent of regulatory rules in one year. “Idaho’s conservative approach to governing has […]

  • October 9, 2019 - Governor Little proposes elimination of 10 regulatory programs in occupational licensing

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced the proposed elimination of 10 outdated regulatory programs in the state’s occupational licensing rules, as part of the implementation of one of his executive orders. “I am deeply committed to reducing regulations and cleaning up outdated laws that only serve to confuse and burden Idaho citizens and businesses,” […]

  • July 25, 2019 - Governor Little takes additional steps to simplify, improve rulemaking processes

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little unveiled new steps this week to improve transparency and accountability in Idaho’s administrative rulemaking processes. Governor Little directed the Idaho Office of the Administrative Rules (OAR) Coordinator housed within the Governor’s Division of Financial Management to make four changes that simplify rulemaking for the public: New one-stop shop for […]

  • July 19, 2019 - Idaho pursues further cuts to state regulations

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little joined House and Senate Majority Leadership in a joint press conference today to announce the state will pursue further cuts to the Idaho Administrative Code this year. Since Governor Little took office in January, his administration worked with the Legislature to cut and simplify 40 percent of Idaho’s administrative […]

  • June 19, 2019 - OPINION: How Idaho ushered in the largest regulatory cuts in state history

    By Governor Brad Little When I took office as Idaho’s 33rd Governor in January, I was determined to follow through on my promise to reduce regulatory burdens on Idaho citizens and businesses. Six months later, we have cut or simplified 40 percent of Idaho regulations! Idaho’s work is setting an example for other states and […]