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  • 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 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 […]

  • April 18, 2023 - Gov. Little marks “100 Days of Achievement”

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little wrapped up the first 100 days of his second term as Idaho’s 33rd Governor last week, noting historic achievements in education, infrastructure investments, and tax relief. “Idaho’s success is no accident. When we improve schools, roads, water systems, internet access, outdoor opportunities, and public safety while delivering historic tax […]

  • March 22, 2023 - Gov. Little applauds Senate passage of Launch to train students for in-demand careers

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued the following statement today applauding the Idaho Senate for its passage of House Bill 24, known as “Launch,” the Governor’s proposed solution to getting Idaho students trained for in-demand careers and keep Idaho students in Idaho. The Senate also passed the Launch trailer bill, Senate Bill 1167, which […]

  • March 20, 2023 - Gov. Little signs “Idaho First” broadband investments into law

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed Senate Bill 1129 into law today, adding another $125 million to improve broadband infrastructure throughout the state as part of his “Idaho First” plan. Another $100 million is nearing legislative approval as part of the Idaho Department of Commerce appropriation budget, for a total of $225 million in […]

  • March 16, 2023 - JFAC advances Governor’s recommendation for improved water infrastructure

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little applauded the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee after its Wednesday vote to advance the Governor’s budget recommendation for improved water infrastructure across Idaho. The recommendation included $150 million to maintain and expand water projects that ensure a stable water supply and $115 million to support local drinking water and […]

  • March 13, 2023 - Gov. Little speaks at CPAC on restoring America’s energy dominance

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little returned from Washington, D.C., earlier this month after speaking on a panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). CPAC is the “largest and most influential gathering of conservatives in the world,” according to its web site. “Each year, CPAC brings together and energizes over 18,000 people – from […]