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  • June 11, 2024 - Gov. Little optimistic as water users close in on deal to provide certainty for farmers in 2024

    Boise, Idaho – Stakeholders including surface water users and groundwater users have been working around the clock on a deal to avoid water curtailment for hundreds of eastern Idaho farmers this year, with negotiations nearing the finish line this week. Governor Little has been focused on bringing all interests together to ensure an Idaho-based solution […]

  • June 7, 2024 - Gov. Little’s statement on progress toward proving water certainty in 2024 irrigation season

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little commented today on the progress of negotiations to avoid a water curtailment order that could impact hundreds of eastern Idaho farmers. Two more groundwater districts became compliant on Thursday with an approved mitigation plan, giving them safe harbor from curtailment. The groundwater districts and surface water users remain engaged […]

  • June 6, 2024 - Little, Bedke, Crapo, Risch, Simpson comment on BLM decision on massive Lava Ridge wind farm

    JOINT NEWS RELEASE Office of Governor Brad Little Office of Lieutenant Governor Scott Bedke Office of U.S. Senator Mike Crapo Office of U.S. Senator Jim Risch Office of Congressman Mike Simpson Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little, Lt. Governor Scott Bedke, U.S. Senator Mike Crapo, U.S. Senator Jim Risch, and Congressman Mike Simpson reacted today […]

  • March 20, 2024 - Gov. Little signs IDAHO WORKS bill to support fight against invasive quagga mussels

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed into law today a key funding bill from his IDAHO WORKS plan to support the State of Idaho’s fight against invasive quagga mussels in Idaho waterways. Senate Bill 1372 adds $6.6 million to increase the Idaho State Department of Agriculture’s (ISDA) ongoing prevention and monitoring of invasive species […]

  • March 15, 2024 - ‘Idaho Works’: Critical funding for water, wildfire response heads to Gov. Little’s desk

    Boise, ID – Critical funding for water infrastructure and land management is heading to Governor Brad Little’s desk after passing both legislative bodies this week. “Idaho must maintain our water sovereignty and not turn out like other western states in the Colorado River Basin, such as California, where the federal government stepped in to supersede the […]

  • February 23, 2024 - Idaho pushes for settlement with feds on grizzly delisting

    JOINT NEWS RELEASE FROM OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR AND OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL Boise, Idaho – The State of Idaho is seeking court approval of a proposed settlement that requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to issue a final rule by Jan. 1, 2026, to revise or remove the current listing of “lower […]

  • 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 […]