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  • May 13, 2022 - Idaho to Receive Nearly $120 Million to Fight the Opioid Crisis

    Drug Distributors and Johnson & Johnson Commit to $26 Billion Opioid Agreement (BOISE) – Governor Brad Little and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced today the final court approval of the $26 billion opioid agreement with the nation’s three major pharmaceutical distributors – Cardinal Health, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen – and Johnson & Johnson. Idaho will receive […]

  • April 5, 2022 - Idaho promotes safe communities through added investments in behavioral health resources

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little joined Idaho Supreme Court justices, legislators, members of his administration, and others today in highlighting tens of millions of dollars in new funding to advance the state’s behavioral health priorities. The Legislature approved all of the Governor’s “Leading Idaho” proposals for increased behavioral health resources this session. The proposals […]

  • 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 21, 2022 - Gov. Little signs “Leading Idaho” bill to improve services for seniors

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed House Bill 687 into law today at the Mountain Home Senior Center, signaling the importance of investing in Idaho’s growing senior population. Governor Little also signed a proclamation today recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Senior Nutrition Program, which has funded local agencies and non-profit organizations that serve […]

  • March 8, 2022 - Public health disaster emergency declaration to end April 15

    Boise, Idaho – After weeks of thoughtful deliberation with numerous stakeholders, Governor Brad Little announced today Idaho will end the public health emergency on April 15, 2022. Governor Little’s statement on reaching the milestone follows: “I kept Idaho open, banned vaccine passports, never issued mandates for vaccines or masks, and successfully challenged Biden’s overreaching vaccine […]

  • March 1, 2022 - Gov. Little, 23 other Republican Governors comment on Biden’s State of the Union address

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and 23 other Republican Governors released a joint statement tonight commenting on President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address: “Joe Biden ran on promises of uniting the country and restoring America’s respect throughout the world. Instead, one year into his Administration, we have witnessed complete failure on both […]

  • January 31, 2022 - Gov. Little activates National Guard for COVID response

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little activated the Idaho National Guard today for the fourth time during the pandemic to alleviate the impacts of COVID-19 in Idaho. Governor Little activated 75 Idaho National Guardsmen to assist Primary Health and the Idaho Department of Correction, which are experiencing staffing shortages because too many employees are absent […]

  • January 13, 2022 - Little, Wasden praise win on OSHA vaccine mandate strike down at U.S. Supreme Court

    (Boise, Idaho) – Governor Brad Little and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden issued the following joint statement praising the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today striking down President Joe Biden’s overreaching OSHA vaccine mandate on private businesses with 100 or more employees. The Court narrowly upheld Biden’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers, which affects 17 million Americans […]

  • 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. […]