Gov. Brad Little

Coronavirus roundup: Lawmakers look at reopening issues, skeptics grill Little

Several callers to an AARP Idaho town hall teleconference Tuesday questioned the severity of the coronavirus. Gov. Brad Little said the virus casts a cloud over rebuilding business and reopening schools.

Analysis: The disconnect between the realities and the rhetoric of reopening

Despite rising coronavirus case numbers — and rising public concern — federal and state leaders want and expect schools to reopen in just a few weeks.

New budget year, new budget cuts: Little orders 5 percent reductions

For K-12 — which represents nearly half of the overall state budget — these cuts have been in the winds for weeks. Gov. Brad Little in May told educators to brace for a 5 percent reduction.

Federal judge revives Reclaim Idaho initiative

Tuesday’s ruling gives the state two options. It can give Reclaim Idaho volunteers 48 days to gather signatures in support of an initiative to put $170 million of new tax revenues into K-12, or it can simply place the question on the ballot. State leaders will appeal.

Hearing set in lawsuit over K-12 funding initiative

The U.S. District Court will hold a hearing June 23 on Reclaim Idaho’s lawsuit against Gov. Brad Little and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney.

Little says schools reopening in the fall is a top priority

In order for that to happen, Little said Idahoans will need to continue to modify their behavior to limit the spread of the virus.

Analysis: A novel virus exposes an old rift within Idaho’s GOP

Arguably, the deepest and most bitter split in Idaho politics can be found within its dominant Republican Party. The coronavirus pandemic didn’t create the rift, but instead brought it into public view.

Little addresses questions, reservations about reopening

“Everything we do is we’re trying to maintain that social distancing,” Little said.

Democratic leaders: Little’s budget cuts would worsen ‘disruption’ in education

Idaho’s schools were already in an “extremely precarious” position before the coronavirus pandemic, Democratic legislative leaders said Thursday, and a $99 million budget cut would only make matters worse.

Little eases coronavirus restrictions — and urges Idahoans to remain vigilant

“Prosperity and safety are not binary,” Little said Thursday, as he announced plans to allow more businesses to reopen. “They are not either-or.”