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  • January 19, 2022 - Idaho leaders demand OSHA vaccine mandate rule withdrawal after SCOTUS blocked implementation

    Boise, Idaho – Idaho leaders demanded today the Biden Administration uphold state sovereignty and permanently withdraw its vaccine mandate rule for private businesses. The U.S. Supreme Court blocked implementation of the unconstitutional vaccine mandate last week, in a decision that clearly called its legality into question, but the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has […]

  • January 13, 2022 - Little, Wasden praise win on OSHA vaccine mandate strike down at U.S. Supreme Court

    (Boise, Idaho) – Governor Brad Little and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden issued the following joint statement praising the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today striking down President Joe Biden’s overreaching OSHA vaccine mandate on private businesses with 100 or more employees. The Court narrowly upheld Biden’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers, which affects 17 million Americans […]

  • December 21, 2021 - National study finds Idaho one of best states for pandemic response

    Boise, Idaho – A new State Pandemic Scorecard shows Idaho ranks #4 overall, #3 for education, and #4 for economy in our handling of the pandemic under the leadership of Governor Brad Little. “Idaho’s high ranking among states for our pandemic response reinforces our emphasis on choice and freedom. Our businesses and schools stayed open. […]

  • December 20, 2021 - Idaho files emergency motion asking SCOTUS to reinstate stay on OSHA vaccine mandate

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today that Idaho, joined by 26 other states, filed an emergency motion to reinstate the stay in the U.S. Supreme Court on Biden’s OSHA vaccine mandate on private business, after a three-judge panel in the Sixth Circuit dissolved the stay Friday, allowing the OSHA rule to go into […]

  • December 17, 2021 - Idaho’s unemployment rate drops again, economy continues to strengthen

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little commented today on the news that Idaho’s already low unemployment rate dropped yet again to 2.6-percent in November, down 0.2 percentage points from October. “Idaho is consistently in the top five states for our very low unemployment rate. For four straight months, Idaho’s labor force has grown, and Idahoans […]

  • December 7, 2021 - Court halts Biden’s federal contractor vaccine mandate

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little commented today on the news that the courts put in place a nationwide injunction on President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors.  “Yet another one of President Biden’s vaccine mandates has been temporarily shut down because the states – including Idaho – took a stand against his unprecedented […]

  • 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 30, 2021 - Court halts implementation of Biden’s healthcare worker vaccine mandate in Idaho

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little commented today on the action by a Louisiana court granting a nationwide injunction today in the “CMS case,” which temporarily stops implementation of President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate on healthcare workers in Idaho. Governor Little and Attorney General Wasden filed the lawsuit on behalf of the State of Idaho earlier this […]