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  • September 20, 2023 - Eric Fredericksen to lead new Office of the State Public Defender

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little has appointed Eric Fredericksen as State Public Defender to lead the newly created Office of the State Public Defender (SPD). The new State Public Defender position is the result of property tax relief legislation Governor Little signed in 2022. House Bill 735a in 2022 provided immediate and ongoing property […]

  • August 11, 2023 - Fentanyl Takes All campaign improving awareness on dangers of fentanyl

    Boise, Idaho – Fentanyl Takes All, Governor Brad Little’s informational media campaign, is growing awareness across the state about the prevalence and dangers of fentanyl, survey data shows. The Idaho Behavioral Health Council heard an update on the campaign today from Drake Cooper, the Boise-based creative firm the state hired to run the campaign. The […]

  • July 18, 2023 - Idaho panel accepting applications for new State Public Defender position

    Boise, Idaho – A panel established to recommend names for Governor Brad Little’s appointment of the State Public Defender is accepting applications for the new position. The new State Public Defender position is the result of property tax relief legislation the Governor signed in 2022. Governor Little signed House Bill 735a in 2022, providing immediate […]

  • June 5, 2023 - Gov. Little highlights border trip, commits more action to fight fentanyl

    Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – Governor Brad Little visited Coeur d’Alene today to highlight takeaways from his briefing and aerial tour of the Texas-Mexico border two weeks ago and to announce additional steps his administration is taking to fight fentanyl. “Drug cartels, not Americans, are controlling access into our country. Drug cartels are taking advantage of […]

  • May 9, 2023 - Gov. Little marks Fentanyl Awareness Day, readies for Texas border mission

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little highlighted National Fentanyl Awareness Day at Kuna High School today to share information with our youth about the dangers of this increasingly accessible deadly drug. He was joined by Tarina Taylor, the mother of Zachary Taylor, a 26-year-old Lewiston resident who lost his life to accidental fentanyl poisoning in […]

  • April 18, 2023 - Gov. Little marks “100 Days of Achievement”

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little wrapped up the first 100 days of his second term as Idaho’s 33rd Governor last week, noting historic achievements in education, infrastructure investments, and tax relief. “Idaho’s success is no accident. When we improve schools, roads, water systems, internet access, outdoor opportunities, and public safety while delivering historic tax […]

  • 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 […]

  • January 20, 2023 - Idaho wins lawsuit, protects life and property from illegal encampments

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little was victorious in winning a lawsuit stemming from an encampment on the Capitol Annex, protecting the state’s ability to prevent illegal encampments that harm public property and pose significant health and safety risks. A judge’s decision earlier this month granted the Governor’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by […]