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  • February 23, 2024 - LAUNCH, school facilities funding bills accelerate in Legislature

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little commented today on two of his key priorities reaching legislative milestones. Funding for LAUNCH passed the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee with broad support and heads to the House. The popular grant program offers graduating high school seniors up to $8,000 to enter a training program aligned with an in-demand career, […]

  • January 10, 2024 - VIDEO: Gov. Little’s State of the State and Budget Address

    Boise, Idaho – For the first time, Governor Brad Little incorporated a video into his traditional State of the State and Budget Address Monday. In case you missed it, the Governor’s full speech, including the video segment, can be found online here: https://youtu.be/-ZGY6mmldSA?si=ZBtI-GEyG5GR668j Governor Little presented the most conservative budget recommendation since the Great Recession […]

  • 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 […]

  • December 28, 2023 - Idaho ranks first for income growth

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little commented today on the news that Idaho ranked first in the country for household income growth and fifth for dollar growth of income when comparing 2013-2017 to 2018-2022. “The latest rankings for household incomes confirm what many in Idaho already know – our business-friendly atmosphere and commonsense approach to […]

  • December 15, 2023 - OPINION: Ditch the secret backroom dam breaching deals. Let’s focus on common ground.

    By Governor Brad Little and Lt. Governor Scott Bedke The recent agreement between the Biden Administration and the states of Washington and Oregon and the tribes on dam breaching represents a missed opportunity. Instead of working together to find common ground, the signatories to the agreement pandered to their political supporters and paid no attention […]

  • November 1, 2023 - Gov. Little highlights apprenticeships and LAUNCH, proclaims November Idaho Apprenticeship Month

    Meridian, Idaho – Governor Brad Little proclaimed November “Idaho Apprenticeship Month” and promoted Idaho LAUNCH alongside healthcare workers in Meridian today. “There are multiple pathways to success. We need more young Idahoans to go on to postsecondary education, and we’ve been very intentional about expanding ‘go-on’ to include opportunities outside of the traditional four-year college […]

  • October 3, 2023 - OPINION: LAUNCH is live!

    Grants to support education and training after high school now open for applications By Governor Brad Little High school seniors looking ahead to life after graduation are thinking, “What’s next?” So are their parents! We know they want fulfilling careers and higher incomes. We know their loving parents want the same for them, too. And […]

  • September 21, 2023 - LAUNCH grants go live Oct. 3, sign up now for alerts

    Boise, Idaho – The application window for the Idaho LAUNCH grants opens Oct. 3, and Idahoans can sign up now at https://nextsteps.idaho.gov/launch to get notified when high school seniors are able to apply. Idaho LAUNCH is an education and training grant program that was expanded this year to provide graduating high school seniors a one-time […]