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  • April 7, 2022 - Idaho accelerates investments in literacy, education

    Kuna, Idaho – Governor Brad Little joined legislators, teachers, and education leaders at Reed Elementary in Kuna today to highlight successes this legislative session in accelerating investments in literacy and K-12 education. K-12 funding will increase by $300 million, the single largest increase in state history, which amounts to a 12.5-percent increase over FY22. The […]

  • March 31, 2022 - Gov. Little celebrates historic legislative successes

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little is celebrating historic successes as the Idaho Legislature officially adjourned sine die today, ending the 2022 legislative session for the year. “In all my years, I have never seen a more successful legislative session that produced so many positive results for the people we serve. We achieved what I […]

  • March 4, 2022 - OPINION: Literacy investments help make Idaho students lifelong readers

    By Governor Brad Little Whenever I am asked about teachers who influenced me growing up, I recall Mrs. Summers, my first grade teacher. She taught reading to her students in a way that instilled in me a lifelong love of reading. I am better off today for the guidance of Mrs. Summers, and now, as […]

  • March 1, 2022 - Gov. Little signs “Leading Idaho” Empowering Parents grants into law

    Caldwell, Idaho – At Sacajawea Elementary School in Caldwell, Governor Brad Little signed Senate Bill 1255 into law today, putting $50 million toward the new “Empowering Parents” grants. The grants are a key part of Governor Little’s “Leading Idaho” plan for record investments in families and education. “The Empowering Parents grants reinforce this fact – […]

  • February 11, 2022 - OPINION: Celebrating teachers, our partners in the education of Idaho’s future

    By Governor Brad Little For generations, our family has run a ranching operation in Idaho. It is a rewarding but difficult business that requires dedicated and very hard-working employees. One thing I learned as a rancher and businessman that I apply to my job now as Governor is this – you can only attract and […]

  • February 8, 2022 - Gov. Little signs his “Leading Idaho” teacher health insurance bill into law

    Boise, Idaho – At a teacher appreciation rally at Melba Elementary School this morning, Governor Brad Little signed House Bill 443 into law, his “Leading Idaho” teacher health insurance bill that seeks to extend better health insurance benefits to teachers across Idaho. “This investment means Idaho’s teachers will be able to access better health benefits […]

  • 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 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. […]