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  • June 14, 2024 - Fitch affirms Idaho’s AAA credit rating for fourth year in a row

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little commented on the announcement today from Fitch Ratings, one of the three big credit rating agencies in the country, that it affirmed Idaho’s AAA credit rating, the highest level a state can receive. Only a handful of states achieve the AAA credit rating annually. “Thanks to our diligent and […]

  • May 7, 2024 - Employment, wages on the rise in Idaho

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little commented today on the news from the Idaho Department of Labor that average hourly wages jumped a whopping 8.3% from 2022 to 2023. Labor’s announcement also noted the median wage, representing the midpoint between lowest and highest earners, also increased 10.4% in the same time period, and the number […]

  • April 19, 2024 - Gov. Little comments on Idaho’s strengthening economy

    Boise, Idaho – The Idaho Department of Labor announced today that Idaho led the nation in year-over-year nonfarm job growth for the month of March and that Idaho’s labor force continues to grow. Idaho also came in second place for best economic outlook and best economic performance, rivaling states like Utah and Florida, in the […]

  • March 6, 2024 - Gov. Little signs bill to give 20% unemployment insurance tax cut to Idaho businesses

    Nampa, Idaho – Surrounded by the hardworking employees of Nampa company Autovol, a leader in modular construction and automation, Governor Brad Little signed House Bill 428 today to cut unemployment insurance taxes another 20% for Idaho businesses. “Idaho has the strongest economy in the nation, putting us in the enviable position of being able to […]

  • 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: 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 […]