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Author Archives: Gov. Brad Little

Biden’s vaccine mandate is not the solution 

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 in hospitals across the country isn’t up for debate. There are more patients in ...

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It’s more important than ever to tell teachers we value them

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 is a good opportunity to tell the teachers in your life that you notice ...

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After challenging year, Idaho education needs our support

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, along with new ways of learning and instructing, have firmly placed the COVID-19 pandemic ...

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More foolish logic in Democrats’ COVID-19 relief plan

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 or during the pandemic. The latest round of foolish logic in the Democrats’ COVID-19 ...

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Democratic-led Congress seeks to punish responsible states

Our new president and the Democratic-led Congress are seeking to bail out big, poorly-managed states and punish states that have operated responsibly during the pandemic — a step that would saddle Idaho children with even greater debt and suppress economic ...

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Sustainable transportation funding needed for Idaho’s future

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 of Idaho as you would in Seattle, San Francisco or Los Angeles. That time ...

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Idaho prioritizes clean, plentiful water to build Idaho’s future

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 transformed much of our state from a desert into an abundant agricultural landscape that ...

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Building Idaho’s future requires looking forward, not back

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 have one of the best employment rates in the country. We have been open ...

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Legislature’s actions threaten vaccine rollout, prosperity

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 while keeping families safe and businesses and schools open. Every decision has been a ...

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The enemy is the virus, not each other

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 show compassion and support when the instinct is to fight and attack others who ...

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