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  • 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. […]

  • November 12, 2021 - OPINION: Apprenticeships help solve Idaho’s labor challenges

    By Governor Brad Little The “Now Hiring” and “Help Wanted” job postings are everywhere. Idaho’s economy is booming, and jobs are readily available, but some employers still cannot fill jobs with the skilled workers they need. The labor market challenges are multifaceted, but employers across the state have one thing in common – they need […]

  • October 29, 2021 - Gov. Little joins lawsuit challenging Biden vaccine mandate for federal contractors

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today he joined a multistate lawsuit challenging President Joe Biden’s Executive Order 14042, also known as the federal contractor vaccine mandate. Biden’s Executive Order 14042 requires employees of federal contractors be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021, with few exceptions. “President Biden’s federal contractor vaccine mandate not only […]

  • September 10, 2021 - Gov. Little takes steps to expand pool of substitute teachers to support in-person learning

    Boise, Idaho – With school districts across Idaho reporting substitute teacher shortages, Governor Brad Little announced today new steps he is taking to expand the pool of substitute teachers so students can continue to learn in person. “My priority throughout the pandemic has been to ensure in-person instruction for our students and minimize disruptions to […]

  • August 19, 2021 - OPINION: Vaccine is our best shot at keeping kids in school

    By Governor Brad Little Idaho students are back to their classrooms – a welcome transition for students and families across our state. Our main defense in ensuring the new school year is entirely in-person – free from outbreaks and quarantines – is the COVID-19 vaccine. The highly contagious delta variant is circulating in our communities […]

  • August 19, 2021 - Gov. Little announces State Board of Education appointments

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today two new appointments to the State Board of Education. Cindy Siddoway will replace Emma Atchley, who served on the board for 12 years, and Cally Grindstaff Roach will replace Debbie Critchfield, who has served on the board for seven years and is stepping down to run for Superintendent of Public Instruction. […]

  • August 12, 2021 - Idahoans urged to receive COVID-19 vaccine now as students head back to school

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little held a press conference today at Nampa High School to highlight facts about unvaccinated Idahoans getting sick, strain occurring in hospitals, and to urge Idahoans on the fence about receiving the vaccine to get the shot now to protect students’ ability to learn in their classrooms this school year.   “Idaho […]