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  • November 7, 2022 - Idaho economy blows past projections for October

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little commented today on state revenues for the month of October coming in $48 million ahead of projections, bringing the state budget nearly even with the forecast for the current budget year. “Idaho’s powerful economy and enduring budget stability are proof that fiscal conservatism leads to prosperity and opportunity for […]

  • October 12, 2022 - Expanded career technical education underway for high schoolers, postsecondary students

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today Idaho’s secondary and postsecondary career technical education (CTE) programs were awarded $8 million in grants as part of his “Leading Idaho” initiative. From welding to cybersecurity, nursing to vehicle maintenance, and nuclear operations to early childhood education and many other areas, high schools and colleges will be […]

  • September 8, 2022 - Empowering Parents grants go live today

    Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced at the Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy today that Idaho families can start applying for Empowering Parents grants at 10 a.m. MT today. EmpoweringParents.Idaho.Gov will begin processing $50 million in grant funds to Idaho families to use for students’ educational needs outside the classroom. “The Empowering Parents grants […]

  • September 1, 2022 - Gov. Little’s statement on successful special session

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued the following statement about today’s extraordinary legislative session securing historic tax relief and education funding to combat 40-year high inflation. House Bill 1 uses Idaho’s record budget surplus to address the impacts of inflation by cutting taxes while making record investments in education. The bill provides $500 million […]

  • August 12, 2022 - More education support, tax cuts the priority with new projected record budget surplus

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little commented today on the news that Idaho’s new fiscal year budget surplus is expected to reach a new record – more than $2 billion – and promised to work closely with the Legislature to deliver even more education investments and tax relief for Idahoans. “Here’s what Idahoans need to […]

  • August 9, 2022 - Governors tell Biden to stop taking lunch money from kids in pursuit of transgender agenda

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and 14 other governors recently sent a letter to President Joe Biden expressing their disagreement with proposals from the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Education that may require institutions receiving federal funding to allow biological males to access women and girls’ locker rooms, bathrooms, and dorms. In their letter, […]

  • July 28, 2022 - National GDP falls again, Idaho offers example of real solutions

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little commented today after the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released data Thursday revealing the country’s Gross Domestic Product decreased again in the second quarter of 2022 at the annual rate of 0.9-percent.  “Every Idahoan is feeling the pressure of record-high inflation under President Biden’s watch. The ‘solutions’ offered by […]

  • July 22, 2022 - Idaho closes out fiscal year with $1.4 billion surplus, more tax cuts and investments on the way

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today Idahoans can expect more tax cuts and additional investments with the state’s $1.4 billion budget surplus. “Idaho’s economy is red-hot because of the resiliency of our citizens and businesses. Combined with years of fiscal conservativism, reining in state spending, and our status as the least regulated state […]

  • 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 […]