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  • 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 […]

  • March 13, 2023 - Gov. Little speaks at CPAC on restoring America’s energy dominance

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little returned from Washington, D.C., earlier this month after speaking on a panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). CPAC is the “largest and most influential gathering of conservatives in the world,” according to its web site. “Each year, CPAC brings together and energizes over 18,000 people – from […]

  • December 16, 2022 - Governor’s trade mission opens doors to trade opportunities for Idaho businesses

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little returned this past weekend from a nine-day trade mission to Taiwan and Singapore. The trip was his second official trade mission as Idaho’s 33rd Governor. Taiwan is Idaho’s second largest export destination. In 2021, companies there bought more than $470 million in Idaho products. Singapore is Idaho’s fourth-largest export […]

  • May 31, 2022 - Richard Stover to lead Governor’s Office of Energy and Mineral Resources

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today his appointment of Richard Stover as the new administrator of the Governor’s Office of Energy and Mineral Resources (OEMR). The office is responsible for coordinating energy and mineral resource planning and policy development for the State of Idaho. Stover replaces John Chatburn who left the post to […]

  • May 4, 2022 - Election security, other recommendations outlined in new Cybersecurity Task Force report

    Idaho Falls, Idaho – Governor Brad Little joined members of his Cybersecurity Task Force today in rolling out 18 recommendations from the task force to protect Idaho citizens, businesses, and elections from cyber-attacks. The Cybersecurity Task Force’s final report to Governor Little is available here: “Through the Idaho National Laboratory, the State of Idaho […]

  • May 26, 2021 - Little and Wasden praise spent fuel milestone

    (Boise, Idaho) – Governor Brad Little and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden issued the following joint statement today praising the completion by the U.S. Navy of a major milestone in the Idaho Settlement Agreement, which addresses the handling of spent nuclear fuel at the Idaho National Laboratory.  “The U.S. Navy’s completion of an important cleanup milestone […]

  • May 6, 2020 - Idaho partners with Battelle to decontaminate N95 masks at no cost

    BOISE, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today that Battelle will decontaminate N95 masks, strengthening the state’s ability to protect healthcare workers as they treat COVID-19 positive patients across the state. On April 10, Battelle was awarded a contract by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) on behalf of the U.S Department of Health and Human […]

  • October 15, 2019 - OPINION: Expanding research and innovation in eastern Idaho benefits the whole state

    By Governor Brad Little As our economy evolves and we position ourselves to remain competitive with 49 other states and countries across the globe, our ability to develop and attract a skilled, educated workforce becomes increasingly important. Idaho’s students and workforce must possess the skills to fill every level of need, from vocational graduates performing […]