November 23, 2021

Boise, Idaho – With an American supply chain in crisis under the Biden Administration, Governor Brad Little signed on to “Operation Open Roads,” a commitment from America’s governors to cut […]

November 19, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little commented today on the news that Idaho’s unemployment rate dropped to 2.8-percent for October, making Idaho’s unemployment rate the fourth best in the nation. […]

November 17, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little commented today on the news that the Biden Administration, through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), announced it has suspended enforcement of the […]

November 17, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and First Lady Teresa Little invite Idahoans to view the Idaho State Capitol’s Christmas Tree and Capitol Christmas decorations beginning the week of Nov. […]

November 16, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today Idaho joined another lawsuit challenging President Joe Biden’s unprecedented government overreach and vaccine mandates. Idaho and 11 other states are part of […]

November 12, 2021

By Governor Brad Little The “Now Hiring” and “Help Wanted” job postings are everywhere. Idaho’s economy is booming, and jobs are readily available, but some employers still cannot fill jobs […]

November 10, 2021

Boise, Idaho – The Mercatus Center at George Mason University recently released new regulatory data showing Idaho widened its gap as the least regulated state in the nation. “In my […]

November 5, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today he appointed Barbara Duggan of Wallace as District Judge in the First Judicial District and Mark Monson of Moscow as District Judge […]

November 4, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Fitch Ratings announced today it upgraded Idaho to the best credit rating a state can achieve – the AAA credit rating – a step that saves taxpayer […]

November 4, 2021

Boise, Idaho – The U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration released an Emergency Temporary Standard today, a new rule requiring private employers with 100 or more employees […]

October 29, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today he joined a multistate lawsuit challenging President Joe Biden’s Executive Order 14042, also known as the federal contractor vaccine mandate. Biden’s Executive […]

October 21, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little commented today on news that the Biden Administration is taking steps to reinstate the Migrant Protection Protocols – or “Remain in Mexico” policy – […]

October 13, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little on Monday proclaimed the month of October “Idaho Health Care Worker Appreciation Month,” and encouraged all Idahoans to seek out the health care workers […]

October 6, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced he awarded the Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Travel and Tourism to Idaho hospitality workers collectively. “Historically this award has recognized an individual […]

October 6, 2021

MCALLEN, TX – Governor Brad Little and the 25 other Governors who requested a meeting with President Joe Biden to discuss the border released ten policy solutions today that the […]

October 4, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little will join nine other governors for a visit to the United States-Mexico border in Texas Wednesday to witness firsthand the crisis playing out, reveal […]

September 29, 2021

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – Governor Brad Little toured a state-sponsored monoclonal antibody treatment facility in Coeur d’Alene today to highlight the effectiveness of the treatments in saving lives and reducing […]

September 24, 2021

By Governor Brad Little Americans are deeply divided on COVID-19 and the response to it. Public health has turned political, there’s no doubt about it. But the situation playing out […]

September 21, 2021

Boise, Idaho – More than half the nation’s governors are calling on President Joe Biden to address the border crisis immediately. Governor Brad Little joined 25 other governors in requesting […]

September 21, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced Idaho will direct an additional $10 million in relief dollars to address the growing needs in Idaho hospitals, primary and urgent care clinics, […]

September 17, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, Senate President Pro Tempore Chuck Winder, and House Speaker Scott Bedke sent a letter to President Joe Biden today detailing […]

September 13, 2021

The Biden Administration acted through federal mandate and without consultation from the state in decision to resettle Afghan refugees in Idaho Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and the entire […]

September 13, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued the following statement after joining President Joe Biden at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise today to discuss the impacts of wildfire […]

September 10, 2021

Boise, Idaho – With school districts across Idaho reporting substitute teacher shortages, Governor Brad Little announced today new steps he is taking to expand the pool of substitute teachers so […]

September 10, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued the following expanded statement today regarding President Joe Biden’s plan to fine private employers with 100 or more employees that do not mandate […]

September 9, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little’s next “Capital for a Day” event will be held in Ammon on Thursday, September 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ammon City […]

September 8, 2021

By Governor Brad Little There are moments that define a generation. If you’re over the age of about 25, you remember exactly where you were and what you were doing […]

August 31, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today a last-ditch effort to avoid the first-ever activation of statewide crisis standards of care by adding hundreds of new medical personnel for […]

August 26, 2021

Boise, Idaho – As Idaho hospitals continue to be overwhelmed with unvaccinated COVID-19 patients, limiting healthcare access for everyone, Governor Brad Little announced today he is taking additional steps to […]

August 25, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued a statement today following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate the Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy: […]

August 24, 2021

Settlements total $26 billion, including up to $119 million for Idaho (Boise, Idaho) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and Governor Brad Little have announced their intention to have Idaho join […]

August 23, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little addressed the people of Idaho today in a video message regarding the positive news that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its […]

August 20, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today his appointment of Nampa CPA Jared Zwygart to the Idaho State Tax Commission. “Jared’s strong background in public accounting and his dedication […]

August 20, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today he is establishing a new Coeur d’Alene Lake Advisory Committee to improve and protect the health of North Idaho’s iconic water body. […]

August 19, 2021

By Governor Brad Little Idaho students are back to their classrooms – a welcome transition for students and families across our state. Our main defense in ensuring the new school […]

August 19, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today two new appointments to the State Board of Education. Cindy Siddoway will replace Emma Atchley, who served on the board for 12 […]

August 13, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today his appointment of Dave Bobbitt as the Idaho Fish and Game Commission Panhandle Region representative. “Dave is an avid outdoorsman with a […]

August 12, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little held a press conference today at Nampa High School to highlight facts about unvaccinated Idahoans getting sick, strain occurring in hospitals, and to urge Idahoans […]

August 11, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little’s next “Capital for a Day” event will be held in Rexburg on August 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Romance Theater: […]

August 6, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Local communities in Idaho will be better able to quickly apply for and execute new upgrades to wastewater and drinking water systems in the coming years after […]

August 5, 2021

(IDAHO FALLS, Idaho) – Governor Brad Little announced today the formation of a new task force to advance cybersecurity initiatives in Idaho. The Governor’s Cybersecurity Task Force will provide recommendations […]

July 30, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Idahoans will begin receiving direct deposits or mailed checks in the form of income tax relief starting next week following the passage of Governor Brad Little’s historic […]

July 29, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed on to an amicus brief today related to a case before the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS), seeking to protect the lives of preborn […]

July 27, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little joined the governors of Montana and North Dakota and two premiers of Canadian provinces in urging President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin […]

July 20, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today that Idaho ended its fiscal year with a surplus of nearly $900 million, adding to the largest surplus in state history. State […]

July 14, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little today hosted a roundtable with law enforcement leaders at Idaho State Police (ISP) headquarters in Boise to discuss Idaho’s growing drug threat and the […]

July 14, 2021

(Boise, Idaho) – Changes are coming to Idaho’s behavioral health system with the release of a long-awaited strategic plan.   Members of the Idaho Behavioral Health Council in recent days […]

July 14, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Hundreds of frontline Idaho State Police personnel received their $1,000 “Defend the Police” bonuses last Friday.   Governor Brad Little announced in May that he would show […]

July 13, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little joined state and federal fire managers during a press conference today at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise to urge Idahoans to […]

July 13, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today his appointment of Kaitlin Maguire as executive director of the STEM Action Center. “I am happy to announce Kaitlin’s appointment as executive […]

July 9, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Amid extreme drought, excessive heat, multiple fire starts, and dwindling firefighting resources regionwide, Governor Brad Little issued an emergency declaration for wildfire today and mobilized Idaho National […]

July 9, 2021

(Boise, Idaho) – As the State of Idaho faces the worst drought in years, a group of water users in Blaine County – with the aid of the Governor’s office, […]

July 8, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little’s next “Capital for a Day” event will be held in Troy on July 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Troy Lion’s […]

July 7, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today his appointment of Bill Gilbert of Boise to the State Board of Education. “As the co-chair of my ‘Our Kids, Idaho’s Future’ […]

July 1, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the details of his plan to send Idaho State Police (ISP) troopers to Arizona to help secure the United States-Mexico border and […]

June 30, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and Montana Governor Greg Gianforte were left out of a meeting President Joe Biden hosted today with just eight governors – mostly Democrats – […]

June 29, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and 19 other governors issued a joint letter today to President Joe Biden opposing any efforts to pack the U.S. Supreme Court. The governors […]

June 28, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today he appointed Matthew Roker of Caldwell as District Judge in the Third Judicial District and Derrick O’Neill of Boise as District Judge […]

June 24, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the Idaho National Guard’s COVID-19 Task Force will begin wrapping up operations this month as the impacts of the pandemic continue to […]

June 21, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and State Controller Brandon Woolf announced today Idaho cities with populations below 50,000 will start receiving their share of $54 million from the American […]

June 17, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued a proclamation today recognizing June 19 – known as “Juneteenth” – as a new legal public holiday observed by Idaho Code following the […]

June 17, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the State of Idaho will support Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey in their efforts to secure the United […]

June 16, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today with Western Governors University (WGU) – a leading nonprofit, online university – to expand access to affordable […]

June 14, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little’s next “Capital for a Day” event will be held in Driggs on June 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Driggs Senior […]

June 9, 2021

Boise, Idaho – At a press conference in Coeur d’Alene today, Governor Brad Little announced Idaho’s economy and state budget continue to strengthen, paving the way for even more tax […]

June 8, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued the following statement today in response to an announcement by the Biden Administration Friday that it will undo years of progress in modernizing […]

June 4, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little ordered U.S. flags and Idaho state flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, June 26, to honor former Idaho […]

June 1, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today he appointed Boise lawyer Colleen Zahn to the Idaho Supreme Court, replacing Justice Roger Burdick, who is retiring June 30. “Colleen Zahn […]

May 28, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued Executive Order 2021-08 today – “Repealing Executive Order 2021-07 to Restore Local Control” – and provided the following statement to the people of […]

May 26, 2021

(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 […]

May 24, 2021

(BOISE) – Governor Brad Little announced the recipients today of the 2021 Governor’s Cup Scholarships to Idaho colleges and universities. Last year’s Governor’s Cup fundraising drive brought in enough money […]

May 24, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today Mike Edmondson will take over as administrator of the Governor’s Office of Species Conservation (OSC). “Mike Edmondson has a long history of […]

May 19, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little delivered on all the objectives he laid out in his 2021 State of the State and Budget address – including giving taxpayers back their […]

May 18, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today Lori Wolff will take over as administrator of the Division of Human Resources (DHR). “Lori Wolff has a proven track record leading […]

May 18, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed the last of his “Building Idaho’s Future” bills this week, making strategic investments in education and Idaho’s workforce. “We have a constitutional and […]

May 17, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today Lori McCann of Lewiston was appointed to fill the vacant legislative District 6 seat in the Idaho House of Representatives. McCann has […]

May 14, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little is accepting applications for the Panhandle Region representative on the Idaho Fish and Game Commission following the retirement of Commissioner Brad Corkill. Corkill was […]

May 13, 2021

Boise, Idaho – During this National Police Week, Governor Brad Little is showing our law enforcement that Idaho “backs the blue” by providing $1,000 hazard pay bonuses to frontline personnel […]

May 13, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little commented today on the 2021 legislative session following the Idaho Senate’s vote to adjourn sine die and the Idaho House of Representatives’ vote to […]

May 12, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed House Bill 380 into law Monday, providing Idahoans $220 million in immediate one-time income tax rebates and $163 million in ongoing income tax […]

May 12, 2021

Boise, Idaho – In a letter to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris Tuesday, Governor Brad Little and 19 other Governors urged immediate action to secure the United […]

May 11, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today Idaho will end its participation in three federal pandemic unemployment compensation programs to help employers get workers back on the job. “Employers […]

May 10, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed House Bill 362 into law today, his sustainable transportation funding solution that directs $80 million in ongoing funding, allowing the state to bond […]

May 4, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little recently signed Senate Bill 1199 into law, directing $45 million toward new investments in internet connectivity for underserved areas to improve commerce, economic growth, […]

May 3, 2021

By Governor Brad Little It is Teacher Appreciation Week across the country, and while one week is hardly enough time to show our teachers how much we value them, it […]

April 30, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little said today he is seeing early positive results from Idaho’s first virtual trade mission to Mexico last week. Mexico is Idaho’s fourth largest export […]

April 29, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued the following statement today following the recommendation of the House Ethics and House Policy Committee that the full House of Representatives suspend Representative […]

April 27, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed House Bill 366 into law today, the bill commonly known as the “Fetal Heartbeat Bill.” “Idaho is a state that values the most […]

April 22, 2021

By Governor Brad Little The past 13 months have presented enormous challenges for students, parents, teachers, and school administrators. The sudden changes in work life, home life, and social life, […]

April 19, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today he appointed Mark Tschampl as Chief Administrator at the Idaho Division of Veterans Services. “As a veteran himself, I have the utmost […]

April 16, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today he will veto House Bill 135 and Senate Bill 1136, the “emergency powers bills” that threaten the safety of Idahoans and the […]

April 8, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the appointment of Brian Olmstead and Dean Stevensen to the Idaho Water Resource Board as well as the appointment of Ray Hinchcliff […]

April 7, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed an executive order today banning any State of Idaho governmental entity from requiring so-called “vaccine passports” – or proof of COVID-19 vaccination for […]

March 26, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today he will host Sustainable Transportation Funding Roundtables with businesses and local leaders across Idaho next week. Governor Little will travel to north […]

March 24, 2021

Boise, Idaho – The deadline to file Idaho state income taxes will be extended to May 17 to conform with temporary changes to the federal tax filing deadline. Before recessing […]

March 24, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced his decision today to open up COVID-19 vaccine appointments to all Idahoans aged 16 and older starting April 5. Starting April 5, there […]

March 22, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed Senate Bill 1121 into law last week, the fourth of his “Building Idaho’s Future” bills that make strategic investments in critical state priorities. […]

March 18, 2021

Boise, Idaho – During a press conference today, Governor Brad Little emphasized the need to direct the billions of dollars allocated for Idaho from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) […]

March 17, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed House Bill 225 into law today, the third of his “Building Idaho’s Future” bills that make strategic investments in critical state priorities. House […]

March 16, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed House Bill 204 into law today, the second of his “Building Idaho’s Future” bills that make strategic investments in critical state priorities. House […]

March 15, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed House Bill 205 into law today, the first of his “Building Idaho’s Future” bills that make strategic investments in critical state priorities. House […]

March 10, 2021

By Governor Brad Little Democrats in Washington, D.C., are actively working to saddle your grandchildren with unprecedented levels of debt to bail out states that have not operated responsibly before […]

March 9, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued a message to the people of Idaho today, reflecting on one year of Idaho’s pandemic fight. Saturday marks one year since Idaho’s first […]

March 5, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Under Governor Brad Little’s direction, the State of Idaho created a new COVID-19 vaccine appointment pre-registration solution to help alleviate the frustration of many Idahoans in trying […]

March 4, 2021

By Governor Brad Little Our new president and the Democrat-led Congress are seeking to bail out big, poorly-managed states and punish states that have operated responsibly during the pandemic – […]

March 2, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $39 million to the Idaho Office of Emergency Management (IOEM) to support COVID-19 vaccination […]

March 1, 2021

By Governor Brad Little There’s only one thing we all want more of but cannot replenish – time. You will spend almost as much time in traffic in some parts […]

February 19, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today Susan Buxton accepted the position of director of the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR). “Susan’s passion for outdoor recreation and […]

February 18, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued an expanded statement today on the proposal from Congressman Mike Simpson related to salmon recovery and dam removal.  “My position on the lower […]

February 12, 2021

By Governor Brad Little There is nothing more essential to our health and way of life – or Idaho’s future – than clean, plentiful water. The availability of water has […]

February 8, 2021

Boise, Idaho – New COVID-19 vaccine administration transparency data that the Governor promised Idahoans in his Jan. 28 executive order is now live. The new tool, available at this link, […]

February 5, 2021

By Governor Brad Little I am sure glad to live in Idaho. We have a proud history and bright future ahead. We have the strongest economy in the nation. We […]

February 5, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Idaho’s economy continues to strengthen, with Idaho leading states for the best financial shape and January revenue figures beating the forecast by $58.5 million. It marks the […]

February 3, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of the three Idaho Army National Guard pilots killed in a helicopter crash near […]

February 2, 2021

Boise, Idaho – After weeks of declining COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations, Governor Brad Little announced today that statewide metrics justify returning to Stage 3 of the Idaho Rebounds plan. […]

January 29, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the State of Idaho launched a new COVID-19 vaccination information web page to help Idahoans more easily find information on when and […]

January 28, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed a new executive order today requiring local public health districts and healthcare providers to regularly report the number of vaccine doses they have […]

January 22, 2021

By Governor Brad Little My fellow Idahoans, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as your Governor I have worked hard to protect lives and critical health care capacity for the entire state […]

January 20, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Following a weeks-long decrease in statewide COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Governor Brad Little announced today that he is instructing the State Board of Education to revise its […]

January 19, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today he will seek to increase the number of available Idaho National Guard personnel from 250 to 400 guardsmen later this week to […]

January 12, 2021

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today four key updates on the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines across Idaho. “Our goal with vaccine planning and distribution is, in part, to […]

January 11, 2021

Boise, Idaho – During his State of the State and Budget Address today, Governor Brad Little reflected on the events in Washington, D.C., last week and the historic year before […]

December 30, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today he is directing the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) to carry out weekly virtual press briefings regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. […]

December 22, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little expressed sadness today over the death of Dean Buffington, who passed away Monday night due to complications related to COVID-19. “I am deeply saddened […]

December 16, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued a proclamation today naming December Health Care Worker Appreciation Month in Idaho. “I ask all Idahoans to share their gratitude for health care […]

December 11, 2020

By Governor Brad Little The pandemic has presented great challenges for everyone across our state, country, and the world. One of the greatest challenges perhaps is this – choosing to […]

December 11, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little authorized an increase in Idaho National Guard support from 100 to up to 250 personnel serving on active duty in an effort to enhance […]

December 10, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little explained today that Idahoans can expect diminished healthcare access if the State of Idaho must activate the Crisis Standards of Care, and he outlined […]

December 10, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today he proudly stands with the Idaho Republican Party in supporting Texas in its efforts to ensure American’s elections meet the highest standards […]

December 7, 2020

Boise, Idaho – November was the best month yet for state revenue figures in the new fiscal year, and Governor Brad Little said Idahoans must choose to do a better […]

December 4, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the hiring of Idaho lawyer Brady Hall to serve as General Counsel for the Office of the Governor. “Brady will serve Idahoans […]

November 25, 2020

By Governor Brad Little Thanksgiving is one of the most patriotic holidays we celebrate as Americans. Four hundred years ago this month, a group of passengers landed the Mayflower after […]

November 19, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and First Lady Teresa Little invite Idahoans to view the Idaho State Capitol’s Christmas Tree and Capitol Christmas decorations beginning the week of November […]

November 13, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed an executive order today mobilizing the Idaho National Guard to help the pandemic response in new ways, and he signed a new statewide public health order rolling […]

November 9, 2020

By Governor Brad Little America’s veterans have gone to war for centuries to protect us from enemies overseas. They have endured loss of friends, loss of limbs, and loss of […]

October 30, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the state’s participation in CyberStart America – an innovative, online cybersecurity competition sponsored by the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation and the SANS Institute […]

October 28, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the appointment of the Honorable Lamont Berecz to the First Judicial District.   “Idaho’s justice system is made stronger with the appointment of capable and […]

October 27, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little has appointed Ron Davies of Clayton as the Idaho Fish and Game Commission Salmon Region representative.    “Ron is not only a lifelong Idahoan and […]

October 26, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed a statewide public health order today moving Idaho back into a modified Stage 3 of the Idaho Rebounds plan as healthcare facilities throughout the state face alarming demand and […]

October 21, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced the membership of the Idaho COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee, which will have its first meeting Friday. “The availability of a safe, effective COVID-19 […]

October 19, 2020

Boise, Idaho – The web site for the new $50 million “Strong Families, Strong Students” initiative goes live Wednesday, directly supporting Idaho families and their students’ educational needs during the […]

October 15, 2020

Boise, Idaho – As COVID-19 cases increase in communities across Idaho, Governor Brad Little urged Idahoans to ramp up personal actions to slow the spread of the virus to protect […]

October 9, 2020

Boise, Idaho – A strong and open economy, Idahoans’ preventive actions against COVID-19, and other steps have positioned Idaho to potentially achieve the largest state budget surplus in Idaho history, […]

October 5, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Forty-two cities and counties will participate in Governor Brad Little’s $125 million plan that uses federal coronavirus relief funds to cover local public safety personnel salaries and […]

October 2, 2020

Boise, Idaho – The Governor’s Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC) voted today to direct another $6 million in federal relief funds to higher education in Idaho, bringing the total financial […]

October 1, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and public health officials today outlined the steps Idaho is taking to work with the federal government on distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. “The […]

September 30, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little is calling on Idahoans of all ages to explore easy-to-find training and college and career opportunities on the recently upgraded web site NextSteps.Idaho.Gov, which […]

September 23, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued the following statement today: “Tragically, a firefighter died when the single engine air tanker he was flying crashed during initial attack operations on […]

September 23, 2020

By Governor Brad Little It’s National Small Business Week, a fitting time to reflect on the ways President Donald Trump and the State of Idaho are supporting small business – […]

September 21, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the appointment of Jeff McCray as chairman of the Idaho State Tax Commission. “Jeff’s history of success and experience with Idaho business, […]

September 21, 2020

WASHINGTON – During a year that’s been unlike any other, U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Idaho Governor Brad Little hailed the kick-off of National Small Business Week and the […]

September 18, 2020

Boise, Idaho – As Idaho surges ahead in national rankings for economic prosperity, Governor Brad Little highlighted today the ways Idaho is accelerating a strong economic rebound amid the global […]

September 11, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today Idaho public schools and families will receive even more financial support, making Idaho one of the only states in the country to […]

September 8, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Idaho’s economic rebound continues to strengthen, with Idaho leading all 50 states for best financial shape, tax revenues beating the forecast by $37 million for the month […]

September 3, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Idaho small businesses and employers will not see huge tax increases next year after Governor Brad Little approved a $200 million transfer today to keep the Idaho […]

September 3, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today Idaho will remain in Stage 4 of the Idaho Rebounds plan for another two weeks while emphasizing the need for Idahoans to […]

September 1, 2020

Boise, Idaho – The State of Idaho will begin making payments this week for the Trump Administration’s new conservative plan to offer extended unemployment benefits in order to continue Idaho’s […]

August 31, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the appointment of Jess Byrne as director of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. “Jess is committed to the vision of ensuring […]

August 31, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today Russ Barron will lead the recently restructured Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses, the state agency responsible for administering licenses for […]

August 28, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the Idaho Department of Commerce awarded $48.9 million in federal coronavirus relief funds for 102 projects across Idaho that support improved broadband […]

August 27, 2020

Governor Brad Little commented today on the conclusion of the special legislative session. I want to thank the members of the Idaho Legislature for passionately carrying out their duties and […]

August 21, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little held a press conference at The Idaho Foodbank in Boise today to highlight the importance of supporting food banks and food assistance programs during […]

August 19, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued a proclamation today outlining the issues to be considered by the Idaho Legislature during a special legislative session convening on Aug. 24. The […]

August 17, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the State of Idaho will participate in the Trump Administration’s new conservative plan to offer extended unemployment benefits in order to continue […]

August 14, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little’s Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC) approved additional funds today to support community food banks and residents of long-term care facilities. The Idaho Foodbank will […]

August 6, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the membership of the recently established Idaho Behavioral Health Council. In February, all five Idaho Supreme Court Justices and legislative leaders joined […]

August 6, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little emphasized once again today the importance of getting Idaho students back into schools for in-person instruction while highlighting the millions of dollars the state […]

August 5, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today he will call the Idaho Legislature into a special legislative session the week of Aug. 24. Governor Little, legislative leadership, and members […]

July 31, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little reported today on the success of several programs that have supported Idaho businesses and citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. Idaho Rebound Cash Grants for […]

July 30, 2020

Boise, Idaho – The following is a statement from Governor Brad Little regarding the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that Reclaim Idaho must stop collecting signatures for a fall ballot initiative: […]

July 24, 2020

By Governor Brad Little Idaho just ended its fiscal year with a surplus nearly three times what was expected before COVID-19. How, in the middle of a global pandemic, did […]

July 24, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little’s Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee approved an additional $40 million today to increase and improve COVID-19 testing in Idaho and an additional $10 million to […]

July 23, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little joined public health district directors today during statewide media events to highlight the strong state-local collaboration taking place in Idaho’s response to COVID-19. “When […]

July 20, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Fifty-four cities and 28 counties submitted letters of intent to participate in Governor Brad Little’s plan that leverages federal coronavirus relief funds to cover local public safety […]

July 20, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little applauded a federal court decision that supports Idaho’s approach for Enhanced Short-term Plans, a healthcare insurance option that provides better protection against preexisting condition […]

July 16, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little spent today at the White House meeting with President Donald Trump and Trump administration officials on topics that included cutting government red tape to […]

July 15, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Twenty-five cities and ten counties in Idaho have signed letters of intent to participate in Governor Brad Little’s plan that leverages federal coronavirus relief funds to cover […]

July 13, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced that more than 10,000 Idaho Return to Work bonuses were sought for employees by nearly 2,000 Idaho businesses today – the first day […]

July 13, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and the Idaho Department of Commerce are seeking applicants for the Economic Advisory Council, the group that outlines goals and objectives that further economic […]

July 9, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and education leaders rolled out the new Idaho Back to School Framework today, providing guidance to local officials in their decisions about the safe […]

June 29, 2020

By Governor Brad Little The celebration of Independence Day this year will be unlike any other. Our experience with coronavirus will strip away much of the barbecues and fireworks displays […]

June 25, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today Idaho will transition to a regional response to COVID-19, and the state did not meet metrics to move out of the final […]

June 24, 2020

The following statement can be attributed to Governor Brad Little: “On Wednesday afternoon I was informed that an inmate at the Idaho State Correctional Center tested positive for COVID-19. As […]

June 22, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Idaho’s unprecedented advances in telehealth and healthcare access this year will be preserved long after COVID-19 with a new executive order Governor Brad Little signed today. “Our […]

June 17, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Additional program details were made available today on the Idaho Return to Work bonuses, Idaho’s approach to counteracting enhanced federal benefits that disincentivize workers returning to jobs. […]

June 17, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the appointment of Don Ebert as the Clearwater Region representative on the Idaho Fish and Game Commission. “I am humbled and honored […]

June 17, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the formation of two new committees to create a plan for reopening public schools this fall and a plan to address the […]

June 11, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Protocols were added today for long-term care facilities, nightclubs, and employers of people who are at greater risk of COVID-19. The protocols for restaurants were also updated […]

June 11, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the state narrowly met criteria to enter the final stage of the Idaho Rebounds plan to safely and responsibly open the economy […]

June 11, 2020

Boise, Idaho – The Governor’s Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC) approved today the allocation of up to $200 million for a new program that leverages federal coronavirus relief funds to […]

June 9, 2020

Show support for a safe, healthy, and open Idaho by taking the ONE Idaho Pledge BOISE, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the launch of ONE Idaho, an initiative […]

June 9, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little is accepting applications for the Salmon Region representative on the Idaho Fish and Game Commission. Commissioner Jerry Meyers of North Fork currently holds the […]

June 9, 2020

By Governor Brad Little Idaho was given the chance to once again demonstrate our fiscally conservative values when President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress directed $1.25 billion to all […]

June 8, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and legislators announced today the state is leveraging federal coronavirus relief funds to cover local public safety personnel salaries, and giving cities and counties […]

June 5, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today his plan to offer up to $1,500 cash to Idahoans who return to work. More than 60-percent of Americans who are out […]

June 3, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Guidance for outfitters to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 to employees, guests and local communities was added today. Consumer and employee confidence is needed in order for […]

June 3, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the appointment of Aaron von Ehlinger to fill the Idaho House of Representatives seat for Legislative District 6A. Von Ehlinger currently serves […]

May 28, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today Idaho has met the criteria to advance to Stage 3 of the Idaho Rebounds plan to safely and responsibly reopen Idaho’s economy. […]

May 28, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Protocols are now available for movie theatres to follow in order to open in Stage 3 of the Idaho Rebounds plan to safely and responsibly open Idaho’s […]

May 27, 2020

Boise, Idaho – State and local public health experts created a new guidance document to assist with decisions about gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Interim Guidance for Safe Gatherings […]

May 22, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today that the Testing Task Force assembled one month ago has completed its recommendations. “A strong economic rebound can only occur with a […]

May 21, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Under the direction of Governor Brad Little and State Treasurer Julie Ellsworth, the State of Idaho will not borrow money in the bond market to meet anticipated […]

May 21, 2020

By Governor Brad Little As more and more businesses are opening their doors, many Idahoans have been eager to get out of the house and get back to work. I’m […]

May 18, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Protocols are now available for bars/breweries/wineries/distilleries and outdoor pools/splashpads/waterparks to open in Stage 3 of the Idaho Rebounds plan to safely and responsibly open Idaho’s economy. Protocols […]

May 18, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Self-employed individuals economically impacted by COVID-19 now may be eligible to receive up to $7,500 in cash support through the Idaho Rebound cash grants for small businesses. […]

May 14, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today that small businesses have a new resource to access masks, gloves, and sanitizer as the state enters Stage 2 of the four-stage […]

May 11, 2020

Boise, Idaho – The White House is highlighting Idaho as a leader among states for our plans to safely and responsibly reopen the economy and for how we are allocating […]

May 7, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today that the State of Idaho has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of […]

May 6, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Protocols are now available for indoor gym and recreational facilities managers to implement in order to open in stage 2 of the Idaho Rebounds plan. Stage 2 […]

May 6, 2020

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 […]

May 5, 2020

Boise, Idaho – General and business-specific protocols for opening in various stages of the four-stage Idaho Rebounds plan have been added to the Rebound.Idaho.Gov website. To date, the following protocols […]

May 4, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the full eligibility criteria and process for small businesses to apply for an Idaho Rebound cash grant. Governor Little announced last week […]

May 1, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today a new Idaho Child Care Emergency Grant to provide childcare business owners with the financial resources to reopen and continue operating during […]

April 30, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced plans today for more than 30,000 Idaho small businesses to receive Idaho Rebound cash grants, a $300 million investment in Idaho’s small business […]

April 24, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued two new proclamations this week – one extending his previous declarations for a disaster emergency and extreme emergency for the State of Idaho […]

April 24, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today a new public-private task force to create a COVID-19 testing strategy for the State of Idaho moving forward. “The staged reopening of […]

April 23, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced new plans today to help Idaho rebound from the economic impacts of coronavirus. “Idaho will be better positioned for a strong economic rebound […]

April 17, 2020

By Governor Brad Little President Donald Trump laid out new guidelines last night that align with Idaho’s approach to responsibly reopen our economy in stages. Like all our previous actions […]

April 16, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Outdoor recreation remains a great way for Idahoans to take care of their physical, mental, and emotional health during the coronavirus situation, but Governor Brad Little and […]

April 15, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today that he is extending the statewide stay-home order to April 30, with exceptions for operations of formerly “non-essential” businesses, facilities, and services […]

April 14, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Idaho lenders, in partnership with the Small Business Administration (SBA), are now accepting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) applications. “Idahoans employed by small businesses need to be able […]

April 14, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little visited the staging area in Boise this morning where Idaho is accepting and distributing hundreds of thousands of medical supplies provided by private donors, […]

April 10, 2020

By Governor Brad Little For Christians in Idaho and throughout the world, Easter Sunday culminates a Holy Week when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. People of faith naturally […]

April 7, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed an executive order today, forming his new Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee to oversee the approximately $1.25 billion in federal funds that Idaho will […]

April 7, 2020

BOISE, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today his appointment of Patrick Malloy as Ada County Commissioner. “Patrick’s dedication to the people and prosperity of Ada County makes him an […]

April 2, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the suspension of an additional 18 regulations to more quickly, efficiently, and safely respond to Idaho’s coronavirus emergency, adding to the 125 […]

March 30, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced today there will be no change in Idaho’s primary election date of May 19. The election will […]

March 27, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little’s latest executive orders and proclamation will boost funds available for Idaho’s coronavirus response, manage the impact of the crisis on the state budget, and […]

March 25, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Following the guidance of Idaho’s public health experts, Governor Brad Little issued a statewide stay-home order today for all Idahoans. He also signed an extreme emergency declaration, […]

March 23, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed two proclamations today – one lifting restrictions in 125 administrative rules to increase healthcare provider capacity and reduce barriers to healthcare access and […]

March 23, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Following Governor Brad Little’s request, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced Friday it is now offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Idaho small […]

March 19, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued the following statement after limited community spread was detected in Blaine County this afternoon. “My office and members of my Coronavirus Working Group […]

March 18, 2020

Boise, Idaho – The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage as many blood drives have been cancelled across the country due to coronavirus concerns. Governor Brad Little […]

March 18, 2020

Businesses impacted may be eligible for SBA Disaster Economic Injury Loan Assistance Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced the State of Idaho is seeking responses from small, non-farm businesses […]

March 18, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today that Idaho is adopting the latest guidance from the White House and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to slow […]

March 17, 2020

By Governor Brad Little I’ve been talking to many Idahoans about the 2019 novel coronavirus. Everyone has an opinion, and most people are doing their best to stay healthy and […]

March 16, 2020

Boise, Idaho – The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee approved Governor Brad Little’s request today to allocate an additional $1.3 million to ensure essential government services continue as the state addresses the […]

March 13, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued the following statement today in response to the first confirmed case of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Idaho. The case was confirmed this […]

March 13, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued a proactive emergency declaration today to aid in the coronavirus response effort in Idaho. With coronavirus spread occurring in neighboring states, confirmed cases […]

March 6, 2020

Boise, Idaho – The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee approved Governor Brad Little’s request today to transfer $2 million to the Governor’s Emergency Fund to help in Idaho’s response to the 2019 […]

March 4, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the creation of a new team to assist in Idaho’s preparation for the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Governor Little and public health […]

February 20, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little’s next “Capital for a Day” event will be held in Cascade on February 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Legion Hall, […]

February 19, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little, all five Idaho Supreme Court Justices, and legislators gathered today to sign documents establishing and supporting the Idaho Behavioral Health Council, a new three-branch […]

February 19, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little awarded the Idaho Medal of Achievement posthumously to legislator and lobbyist Bill Roden. The award was presented to Roden’s family in a private ceremony […]

February 19, 2020

When we talk about supporting teachers, we’re really talking about supporting students. The education a person receives during childhood has a meaningful impact on the kind of life they will […]

February 11, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued the following statement today in response to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision to deny the State of Idaho’s request to rehear […]

February 11, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced his appointment of Keith Reynolds to serve as director of the Idaho Department of Administration following the departure of Director Bryan Mooney, who […]

February 6, 2020

BOISE, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the appointment of Javier Gabiola as District Judge to the Sixth Judicial District Court. “Gabiola’s extensive experience and knowledge of Idaho’s laws […]

February 6, 2020

Boise, Idaho – The State Complete Count Committee formed by Governor Brad Little last year to assist federal partners in completing the 2020 Census Count will meet February 13 in […]

February 4, 2020

(Boise, Idaho) – Governor Brad Little and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden have reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that addresses the handling of spent nuclear fuel […]

January 29, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the appointment of Pastor Tim Remington of Coeur d’Alene to fill the Idaho House of Representatives seat for Legislative District 2B. Remington […]

January 27, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little is accepting applications for the Clearwater Region representative on the Idaho Fish and Game Commission following the resignation of Commissioner Bradley Melton Friday. Idaho […]

January 22, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued an executive order today establishing eight weeks of guaranteed paid leave for eligible employees of Idaho’s executive branch agencies following the birth or […]

January 22, 2020

BOISE, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today his appointment of Terry Kirkham of Idaho Falls to the Commission of Pardons and Parole. “The Parole Commission is a difficult assignment, […]

January 21, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little’s next “Capital for a Day” event will be held in Parma on January 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Anderson Hall, located […]

January 16, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little was joined by legislators today in signing his first two executive orders of 2020, both aimed at keeping Idaho regulations streamlined, user-friendly, and easy […]

January 9, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued the following statement today regarding President Donald Trump’s announcement this morning that he is seeking improvements to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). […]

January 6, 2020

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little emphasized his push for greater investments in literacy, teachers, and Idaho’s public education system during his State of the State and Budget Address today. […]

December 30, 2019

BOISE, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the appointment of Patti Perkins as Director of the Idaho Department of Finance. Perkins has worked in banking for nearly 30 years, […]

December 23, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today his appointment of Lauren Necochea of Boise to fill the Idaho House of Representatives seat for Legislative District 19. Representative Mat Erpelding […]

December 17, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today that Idahoans will have even more affordable health insurance options with the availability of Enhanced Short-term Plans beginning January 1, 2020. Enhanced […]

December 16, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Governor Brad Little attended a meeting today with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and other governors in the White House to discuss regulatory reform. The […]

December 13, 2019

Boise, Idaho – The 2019 final report is now available from Governor Brad Little’s “Our Kids, Idaho’s Future” task force that he formed to strengthen K-12 public education in Idaho. […]

December 11, 2019

By Governor Brad Little It’s been over a year since the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was signed and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi motioned for the trade agreement to be brought […]

December 5, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today his appointment of Kurt Liebich of Boise to the State Board of Education. “Kurt is enthusiastic about improving opportunities for Idaho’s youth, […]

December 4, 2019

Trump Administration looks to Idaho on achieving regulatory reform Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little joined members of the Idaho Legislature in announcing today that Idaho surpassed South Dakota in […]

November 22, 2019

Boise, Idaho – The Idaho Broadband Task Force that Governor Brad Little assembled earlier this year has completed and submitted its recommendations and full report to improve broadband connectivity for […]

November 21, 2019

Boise, Idaho – The first meeting of Governor Brad Little’s Shared Stewardship Advisory Committee is set for December 3 in Coeur d’Alene. The meeting will take place from 1 to […]

November 20, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today that Idaho will again partner with the SANS Institute on an initiative to introduce Idaho high school and college students to careers […]

November 19, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued an executive order today to resolve conflicts between state and federal law related to the interstate transportation of hemp across Idaho. The executive […]

November 18, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and First Lady Teresa Little invite all to join them on the evening of Monday, December 2, for the annual lighting of Idaho’s Capitol […]

November 15, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little’s next “Capital for a Day” event will be held in Glenns Ferry on November 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Historic […]

November 14, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced the College of Southern Idaho (CSI) in Twin Falls will provide a new non-traditional route to educator preparation in Idaho. The Workforce Development […]

November 7, 2019

(Boise, Idaho) – Governor Brad Little and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden have reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy that provides a path to resolve the department’s breaches […]

November 1, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little returned earlier this week from a nine-day trade mission to Taiwan and Hong Kong. The trip was his first official trade mission as Idaho’s […]

November 1, 2019

Boise, Idaho – The State Complete Count Committee formed by Governor Brad Little earlier this year to assist federal partners in completing the 2020 Census Count will meet November 13 […]

October 29, 2019

BOISE, Idaho – Governor Brad Little approved an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) agreement with California to assist with recovery efforts following wildfires. “Idaho has an amazing depth of emergency […]

October 18, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little departs tonight for Taiwan and Hong Kong on his first official trade mission as Idaho’s 33rd Governor. First Lady Teresa Little, Idaho Department of […]

October 17, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and House Speaker Scott Bedke issued statements today in response to federal Judge B. Lynn Winmill’s ruling striking down Idaho’s Sage Grouse Plan Wednesday, […]

October 15, 2019

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 […]

October 11, 2019

BOISE, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today his appointment of Sherry Maupin as Valley County Commissioner. “Sherry’s interest and expertise in issues important to Valley County make her an […]

October 10, 2019

By Governor Brad Little Today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce, and they will have to adapt to change in their careers more than any other generation before them. In a word, […]

October 9, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced the proposed elimination of 10 outdated regulatory programs in the state’s occupational licensing rules, as part of the implementation of one of his […]

October 7, 2019

BOISE, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the appointment of James S. Cawthon, Jr., as District Judge to the Fourth Judicial District Court. “Judge Cawthon’s extensive experience as a […]

October 3, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the members of a broad-based group he created to advise the implementation of Shared Stewardship in Idaho, an initiative that aims to […]

September 26, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little has appointed Shawn Keough to the Idaho State Board of Education. “Improving education in Idaho is my highest priority and a key factor in […]

September 24, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little joined representatives of the Idaho Wheat Commission and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Seattle in the State Capitol today to sign a […]

September 23, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and First Lady Teresa Little concluded a six-day diplomatic mission Friday to strengthen Idaho’s ties with the Basque Country, the Netherlands, and Ireland. “A […]

September 12, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little’s next “Capital for a Day” event will be held in Rathdrum on September 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Shepherd of […]

September 11, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little, First Lady Teresa Little, and Idaho officials will depart for Europe on Saturday for a six-day diplomatic mission to promote positive economic relations between […]

September 9, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little has ordered all U.S. and state flags in Idaho to be flown at half-staff on Saturday, September 14, 2019, in honor of U.S. Army […]

September 5, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little has appointed two members to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission. Derick Atterbury has been reappointed to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission representing […]

September 3, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued his latest executive order today continuing Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism. “There are few things in life as rewarding […]

August 30, 2019

By Governor Brad Little Activist federal judges overstepped yet again in a case involving an Idaho transgender inmate seeking gender reassignment surgery. If upheld, taxpayers will foot the bill down […]

August 29, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little, Senate Pro Tem Brent Hill, and House Speaker Scott Bedke issued a joint statement today in response to a decision by the federal Centers […]

August 26, 2019

  Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little has appointed two new members to the Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole. Judge Patricia Young of Boise will fill an opening vacated […]

August 23, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued the following statement today in response to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to uphold Judge B. Lynn Winmill’s ruling that the […]

August 21, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little has hired two full-time field directors to enhance communication and outreach efforts between the Office of the Governor and Idahoans. Jake Garringer will serve […]

August 16, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little appointed Rex Cromer and Diane Holt to the Bovill City Council. Three of four city council members resigned earlier this year, and Governor Little […]

August 15, 2019

By Governor Brad Little Opioid and substance misuse is one of America’s – and Idaho’s – growing problems. It is not a problem that just affects the individuals who feel […]

August 13, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little’s next “Capital for a Day” event will be held in Grace on August 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gem Valley […]

August 6, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little will address his Opioid and Substance Use Disorder Advisory Group at its first meeting on Aug. 15 in Boise. Governor Little established the advisory […]

July 25, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little unveiled new steps this week to improve transparency and accountability in Idaho’s administrative rulemaking processes. Governor Little directed the Idaho Office of the Administrative […]

July 19, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little joined House and Senate Majority Leadership in a joint press conference today to announce the state will pursue further cuts to the Idaho Administrative […]

July 16, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little’s next “Capital for a Day” event will be held in Grangeville on July 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grangeville Senior […]

July 12, 2019

By Governor Brad Little Four simple budgeting concepts guide governing in Idaho: Don’t spend more money than you bring in. Save some money as preparation for a potential downturn. Make […]

July 11, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little is accepting applications through July 19, 2019, for two positions he will appoint on the Bovill City Council. Three of four city council members […]

July 11, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued the following statement today on the passing of former legislator and lobbyist, Bill Roden, who died at his home on July 8, 2019. […]

July 1, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced the identification of two largescale project areas in Idaho where federal, state, and private land management activities will align to reduce wildfire risk […]

June 24, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little proclaimed today “Census Day” in Idaho and announced the creation of a new committee to assist federal partners in completing the 2020 Census Count. […]

June 19, 2019

Boise, Idaho – The first meeting of Governor Brad Little’s Salmon Workgroup will be held June 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Idaho Room at the Idaho […]

June 19, 2019

By Governor Brad Little When I took office as Idaho’s 33rd Governor in January, I was determined to follow through on my promise to reduce regulatory burdens on Idaho citizens […]

June 19, 2019

Boise, Idaho – The Idaho administrative rules identified for reauthorization were published in the Idaho Administrative Bulletin today at https://adminrules.idaho.gov/bulletin/2019/06SE.pdf. Under the Idaho Administrative Procedures Act, all administrative rules automatically […]

June 19, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little congratulated Boise-based Basque musician Dan Ansotegui today on becoming one of nine recipients of the 2019 National Heritage Fellowships, the highest honor bestowed on […]

June 14, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little’s next “Capital for a Day” event will be held in American Falls on June 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American […]

June 13, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed an executive order today aimed at combatting opioid and substance misuse in Idaho. Opioids, including prescription pain relievers and synthetic opioids such as […]

June 13, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced the recipients of the 2019 Governor’s Cup Scholarships to Idaho colleges and universities. The 44th Governor’s Cup fund-raising drive brought in enough money […]

June 12, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced the recipients of the 2019 Idaho Awards for Leadership in Energy Efficiency. The awards acknowledge Idaho companies that exhibit leadership in their communities […]

June 7, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced two new appointments today. Governor Little appointed Andrea Courtney to the Third Judicial District bench, serving Canyon County. Courtney has been a Deputy […]

May 31, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little is accepting applications for two openings on the State Board of Education. Don Soltman and Richard Westerberg’s terms are set to expire at the […]

May 23, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed his latest executive order today, establishing the Idaho Broadband Task Force to improve connectivity and broadband infrastructure across Idaho. “In a data-driven society, […]

May 22, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced appointments to fill vacancies on the Idaho Board of Correction, the Idaho Transportation Board and for Legislative District 21 Seat B. Dr. Karen […]

May 21, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little is accepting public comment through June 11 on the administrative rules identified for elimination or simplification after the Idaho Legislature’s decision not to reauthorize […]

May 16, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little has appointed Connie Fogle and Sidney Purser to the Sugar City Council. Fogle currently works as a real estate broker. Purser is a former […]

May 16, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice announced today its indictment of ten members of an Idaho prison gang called the […]

May 15, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced the members of his new “Our Kids, Idaho’s Future” Task Force today, establishing the group that will formulate a five-year blueprint for improvement […]

May 10, 2019

BOISE, Idaho – The Leadership in Nuclear Energy (LINE) Commission will meet May 16 in Idaho Falls. The commission makes recommendations to the Governor on policies and actions of the […]

May 10, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today appointments to Idaho’s Public Employee Retirement System (PERSI) Retirement Board and the Seventh Judicial District Court. Darin DeAngeli will serve on the […]

May 3, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little has issued two pardons in accordance with the unanimous recommendation of the Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole. Each of the individuals pardoned paid […]

May 1, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little appointed Tom Harris of Eagle to serve as the new chairman of the Idaho State Tax Commission. Harris retired in 2018 as president of […]

May 1, 2019

NOTE: Deadline was extended to October 31, 2019 Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued Executive Order 2019-04 today, renewing the Idaho Medal of Achievement, Idaho’s highest civilian honor. Governor […]

April 26, 2019

State’s action defends its collaborative plan to save the bird from extinction and preserve multiple use of public lands in Idaho Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little, the State of […]

April 25, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed his latest Executive Order into law today, creating a working group chaired by Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin to identify where Idaho can gain […]

April 24, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today some of the newest board appointments in his administration. Brian Beckley of Meridian will serve as the District 3 representative on the […]

April 23, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little began laying out his plan today to ensure existing administrative rules remain in effect following the Idaho Legislature’s decision not to reauthorize the rules […]

April 22, 2019

Boise, Idaho – The States of Idaho and Oregon signed a settlement agreement last week for the Hells Canyon Complex, representing a monumental step toward Idaho Power’s reauthorization to operate […]

April 19, 2019

By the State Board of Land Commissioners With 40 percent of Idaho covered in trees, the management of our forests affects us all. All Idahoans benefit from the clean water, […]

April 17, 2019

Click here for “Governor Little’s 100 Days of Achievement” handout (pdf) Boise, Idaho – Investing in public education, expanding access to healthcare, and scaling back regulatory burdens are some of […]

April 15, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little’s hometown of Emmett will host his first “Capital for a Day” event since becoming Idaho’s 33rd Governor. The event will be held April 23 […]

March 25, 2019

By Governor Brad Little Our neighbors to the north and south play an integral part in Idaho’s economy. A trade agreement being considered for approval by Congress would enable Idaho […]

March 20, 2019

Think back on your favorite teacher. We all have one. Mine was Mrs. Dresser, my second-grade teacher at Butte View Elementary in Emmett. Before Mrs. Dresser, reading felt like a […]

March 20, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed into law House Bill 153 today, increasing starting teacher pay to $40,000 per year. The bill passed the Idaho Legislature with overwhelming support. […]

March 11, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today his appointments of Jim Thompson of Sandpoint and Robert Hoff of Idaho Falls to serve on the Idaho Transportation Board, and Betty […]

March 4, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today his appointment of Jeffery Allen to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Allen has been the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s Idaho […]

March 1, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Little today announced Idaho’s participation in an innovative cybersecurity training partnership with the SANS Institute, the largest provider of cybersecurity training and certification for professionals in governments […]

February 25, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Less than one month after Governor Brad Little implemented the “Red Tape Reduction Act” through Executive Order 2019-02, progress is taking place to simplify and scale back […]

February 14, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed House Bill 12 into law today during a bill signing ceremony to highlight the benefits of a medication called naloxone in saving the […]

February 13, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed House Bill 1 into law today, praising House Speaker Scott Bedke for his determination and months of collaborative efforts between diverse water interests […]

February 8, 2019

BOISE, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the appointment of Patrick J. Miller as District Judge to the Fourth Judicial District Court. “Pat is an incredible, experienced attorney and […]

February 5, 2019

BOISE, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today two appointments and one opening on the three-member Idaho Board of Correction. Governor Little appointed Dodds Hayden to the Board of Correction. […]

January 31, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little held a press conference today to sign two new executive orders aimed at reducing state regulatory burdens on Idaho citizens and businesses. Executive Order […]

January 28, 2019

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little appointed Regina Bayer of Meridian to fill the Senate seat for Legislative District 21. Bayer’s son, Cliff Bayer, vacated the seat when he accepted […]

January 21, 2019

By Governor Brad Little The education of young Idahoans affects all of us. A well-educated and well-trained population improves our overall prosperity as a state. That is why I declared […]

January 16, 2019

BOISE, Idaho – The Leadership in Nuclear Energy (LINE) Commission will meet January 23 in Boise. The commission makes recommendations to the Governor on policies and actions of the State […]

January 16, 2019

BOISE, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the individuals who will lead the Idaho Division of Veterans Services, Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole, and Idaho Department of Finance. […]

January 9, 2019

BOISE, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today that the Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC) has appealed a U.S. District Court ruling that orders the State of Idaho to provide […]

January 7, 2019

BOISE, Idaho – Governor Brad Little is following through on his promises to increase teacher pay, make new investments in public education, eventually eliminate the grocery tax, and fully implement […]

January 4, 2019

BOISE, Idaho – Governor-elect Brad Little has been publicly sworn in as the 33rd Governor of Idaho. The ceremonial swearing-in on the steps of the Capitol included all of Idaho’s […]