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  • October 7, 2022 - Gov. Little responds to Biden’s pardon for marijuana offenders

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued the following statement after President Joe Biden announced he would pardon all federal marijuana convictions and encouraged governors to issue similar pardons in their states. “Open borders and open prisons – welcome to Biden’s America. He wants to let people out of jail for drug offenses while he […]

  • September 20, 2022 - One year later: Biden’s denial of border crisis continues

    Boise, Idaho – Exactly one year ago, Governor Brad Little and half of the nation’s governors issued a joint letter to President Joe Biden requesting a meeting within 15 days to discuss the crisis at the southern border. Now, 365 days later, the governors are still waiting. “The sustained availability of drugs and the impact […]

  • August 3, 2022 - Idaho seeks to reduce crime by investing in drug treatment and mental health services

    Boise, Idaho – The State of Idaho is taking steps to make Idaho safer and save taxpayer dollars by increasing drug treatment and mental health services in Idaho communities as part of Governor Brad Little’s “Leading Idaho” plan. Through the new Pre-prosecution Diversion Grant Program, the Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC) is offering $2.5 million […]

  • July 22, 2022 - “Leading Idaho” investments in local bridges, child pedestrian crossings move forward

    Boise, Idaho – Improvements to local bridges as well as child pedestrian paths will be coming to communities across Idaho after the state finalized and approved prioritizations for two parts of Governor Brad Little’s “Leading Idaho” plan this week. The Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) and the Idaho Transportation Board approved the rankings this […]

  • July 21, 2022 - Gov. Little directs $1 million to fight fentanyl now

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today Idaho will put up to $1 million toward efforts to confront the growing threat of fentanyl in our state. “A trace of fentanyl the size of a grain of salt is enough to kill you, and many times it is laced into other pills or drugs – […]

  • June 10, 2022 - Idaho Supreme Court to hear state’s appeal Monday in death row case

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued a statement today ahead of the Idaho Supreme Court’s Monday hearing related to the death penalty sentences of convicted serial killer and rapist Gerald Pizzuto. Pizzuto is on death row and was convicted of robbery and four grisly murders, all committed within a year after his release from […]

  • 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 […]

  • May 6, 2022 - Gov. Little seeks input from Idahoans on meth, fentanyl impacts

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little is asking Idahoans to weigh in about the impacts of meth and fentanyl at the final regional roundtables for his “Operation Esto Perpetua” initiative scheduled for next week. Operation Esto Perpetua is the Governor’s new strategy to protect communities from the growing drug threat. Additional information, including membership of […]

  • April 19, 2022 - 26 Governors announce creation of American Governors’ Border Strike Force

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and 25 other governors announced the creation of the American Governors’ Border Strike Force today, a multi-state partnership designed to disrupt and dismantle the transnational criminal organizations taking advantage of the open border with Mexico. “Meth and fentanyl are the most serious and growing drug threats in Idaho, and there […]

  • April 12, 2022 - With illegal public encampment gone, Idaho continues fight for public health and safety

    Boise, Idaho – The State of Idaho filed a notice of dismissal Monday to end its lawsuit seeking to stop illegal public camping on the Capitol Annex in downtown Boise because all individuals have dispersed and the property has been cleared for weeks. Now, with a new lawsuit from public encampment advocates emerging today, Governor […]