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  • June 7, 2024 - Gov. Little, Health and Welfare take steps to strengthen foster care, child welfare system

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed Executive Order 2024-05, the “Promoting Families and Protecting Children Act,” today and announced additional steps his administration is taking to remove barriers for foster families and better protect youth in the child welfare system.   “There is no category of children more in need of protection than those […]

  • May 7, 2024 - Gov. Little announces staff, cabinet changes

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced major changes in his senior staff and cabinet today. Governor Little appointed his budget chief, Alex Adams, to be the director of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW). With the transition, Governor Little selected Lori Wolff to serve as administrator of the Division of Financial Management […]

  • January 10, 2024 - VIDEO: Gov. Little’s State of the State and Budget Address

    Boise, Idaho – For the first time, Governor Brad Little incorporated a video into his traditional State of the State and Budget Address Monday. In case you missed it, the Governor’s full speech, including the video segment, can be found online here: Governor Little presented the most conservative budget recommendation since the Great Recession […]

  • January 4, 2024 - LAUNCH applications blow past expectations

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and Lt. Governor Scott Bedke announced today the astounding results of the initial application period for the Idaho LAUNCH grants, the state’s expanded grant program that provides new opportunities for graduating high school seniors to pursue in-demand careers. As of December 28, there were 12,588 high school seniors who […]

  • November 15, 2023 - Health and Welfare Director Dave Jeppesen to retire, Dean Cameron named interim director

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today changes in the leadership of Idaho’s largest state agency, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW). Dave Jeppesen will retire at the end of 2023 after five years as DHW director, and Governor Little selected Idaho Department of Insurance Director Dean Cameron to serve as interim […]

  • April 6, 2023 - Gov. Little applauds productive legislative session

    Boise, Idaho – The Idaho Legislature adjourned “sine die” today, and Governor Brad Little thanked his legislative partners for working with him to advance his “Idaho First” plan this session. The Idaho Legislature approved 99-percent of the Governor’s “Idaho First” plan for tax relief and education and infrastructure investments. “Working together, we achieved major investments […]