Gov. Brad Little

Little plans to use federal dollars to offset tech budget cuts

Gov. Brad Little’s plan to cut K-12 spending by $99 million next year includes a $10 million cut in classroom technology.

Analysis: From the reckoning to a long, slow reopening

The growing coronavirus pandemic forced state leaders to make difficult, swift decisions. Rolling back these restrictions will also be difficult — and it won’t happen quickly.

Idaho coronavirus update, 4.14.20: Little poised to extend restrictions

In other news, a large Eastern Idaho school district is closing its doors for the year.

Little will discuss — and likely extend — stay-at-home order Wednesday

The announcement will come 21 days to the day after Little issued a historic order closing non-essential businesses and  urging Idahoans to stay home. State orders are facing a backlash from some conservatives — and apparently, from the White House as well.

Little forms committee to oversee coronavirus stimulus spending

Idaho stands to receive $1.25 billion from the feds, including more than $100 million for education. It’s unclear when this committee will meet, or whether its meetings will be streamed publicly.

Idaho Press: Little says signing House Bill 500 was the ‘right thing’ to do

Gov. Brad Little broke eight days of silence Tuesday, explaining his decision to sign a bill banning transgender girls and women from participating in girls’ ands women’s sports.

Little urges Idahoans to adhere to stay-home order or risk spike in COVID-19 cases

Idaho’s governor estimated it will take another nine days to see positive results of the stay-home order. And even with the order, state officials expect confirmed cases to increase in the coming days.

Little signs transgender athletics ban

The newly signed law would ban transgender girls and women from participating in girls’ and women’s sports. A legal challenge appears inevitable.

The legislative endgame: 15 bills still sit on Little’s desk

Among the items on the governor’s desk: a bill that would ban transgender girls and women from playing in girls’ and women’s sports. He must act by Tuesday evening.

Little orders budget cuts — affecting K-12 and higher education

Driven by the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, the cuts come to about $19 million for K-12 and $3 million for higher ed. State officials say an infusion of federal aid should soften the blow for K-12.