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 chore to me. She brought joy to reading and set me on a path of learning that benefits me still today. Undoubtedly there are moments […]

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. It fulfills one of his key campaign promises and one of the priorities he laid out in his first State of the State speech in […]

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 Coppersmith of Eagle to serve on the Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Jim Thompson, P.E., will serve as the District 1 representative on the […]

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 Office Director and Policy Analyst since 2008. He now joins Jim Yost as the second Idaho representative on the Council, which includes Idaho, Montana, Oregon […]

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 and commercial institutions worldwide. The partnership – which is also supported by Idaho National Laboratory and the Idaho STEM Action Center – aims to inspire […]

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 Idaho’s administrative rules. All State of Idaho agencies with authority to issue administrative rules are required by Governor Little’s executive order to identify at least […]

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 lives of people experiencing opioid overdose. He also reminded Idahoans of his forthcoming executive order to address opioid addiction in Idaho. “My administration is fully […]

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 in the Treasure Valley to move the policy forward. “House Bill 1 is about Idaho’s most precious resource – our water,” Governor Little said. “House […]

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 community-minded citizen,” Governor Little said. “We will all benefit from his work in the judicial branch. I am grateful for his continued service to the […]

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. Hayden has served as the President of Hayden Beverage Company since 2006. Born and raised in Idaho, Hayden is a graduate of Bowdoin College and […]

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 2019-02, the “Red Tape Reduction Act,” requires state agencies that have authority to issue administrative rules to identify at least two existing rules to be […]

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 the position of Chief of Staff for Congressman Russ Fulcher earlier this month. Regina Bayer is a small business owner and has more than 30 […]

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 education my number one priority during my first State of the State and Budget Address earlier this month. A strong K-12 public education system is […]

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 of Idaho to support and enhance the long-term viability and mission of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and other nuclear industries in Idaho. Governor Little […]

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. Marv Hagedorn will continue to serve as administrator of the Idaho Division of Veterans Services. Hagedorn has been in the position since August of 2018. […]

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 gender reassignment surgery to an inmate. On Dec. 13, 2018, Judge B. Lynn Winmill gave IDOC six months to provide gender reassignment surgery for Adree […]

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 Proposition 2 related to Medicaid expansion during his first State of the State and Budget Address. Little also announced the impending creation of a new […]

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 constitutional officers. “I will seek to reflect our shared Idaho values and aspirations,” Little said. “This means making decisions through one lens: of ensuring the […]