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Idaho Matters begins today with Governor Brad Little’s noon press conference, outlining his response to layoffs, a tightened state budget and strapped small businesses amid the coronavirus crisis. 

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Governor Brad Little announced multiple fiscal measures Friday, generating additional funds to fight the spread of the coronavirus in Idaho and shore up state budgets in preparation for a steep decline in tax revenue.

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Twelve days after Idaho confirmed its first case of coronavirus, Gov. Brad Little (R) issued a statewide stay-at-home order to try to halt the disease from spreading further than it already has.

 

 


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Callers on a tele-town hall Tuesday continued to ask why Gov. Brad Little (R) isn’t mandating that Idahoans shelter in place amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.

 


 Idaho Governor Brad Little is not issuing a statewide shelter in place order, despite rising numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.

 

 


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In interviews and at a press conference on Monday, Idaho governor Brad Little was eager to enlist the public’s help in slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus. But he described the need for different approaches across the state.

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Idaho officials are discouraging gatherings of more than 10 people and telling them not to dine-in at bars and restaurants, one day after the federal government issued these guidelines.

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Gov. Brad Little (R) faced doubts about the way his administration has handled the extra time Idaho has had to prepare for the coronavirus during a tele-town hall Tuesday.

 


This is a transcription of the press conference given by Gov. Little (R) on Friday, March 13 at 10 a.m.:  

 

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UPDATE: Saturday, March 14 - 1:55 p.m.

Saturday afternoon, Idaho State University students received an email from university president Kevin Satterlee that stated the woman confirmed as Idaho's first positive COVID-19 case is a student at ISU's Meridian campus.

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Gov. Brad Little (R) has declared a state of emergency in Idaho as the state tries to bulk up its defenses against the coronavirus and head off any kind of spike in cases as one of the few areas of the country left without a confirmed diagnosis.

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As cases of coronavirus continue to grow in the U.S., Idaho is taking steps to try to slow its eventual migration to the state.

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The Northeast has long been home to firearm titans, but recently the region has lost out to the South and Mountain West as more and more gun businesses follow financial and cultural incentives to relocate.

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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected Idaho’s request to rehear a case that would force it to be the first state to pay for sex reassignment surgery through a court order.

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Idaho’s health information line, known as 2-1-1, is teaming with the state suicide prevention hotline to get callers in crisis help more quickly.

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Monday, Governor Brad Little gave his annual State of the State address at the Idaho capitol. The Republican laid out his vision for the new year in a forty-minute speech. 

But now, it's up to Republican and Democratic lawmakers to decide what to do with his proposals. James Dawson covers the statehouse for us and helps Idaho Matters break down the speech, and their response to it. 

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It’s been more than a year since Governor Brad Little took his oath of office on the steps of the Capitol. The rancher and longtime elected official told the crowd that day that his goal would be to “reflect shared Idaho values.” As he prepares for his second year as Idaho’s top leader, Idaho Matters sat down with him.

 

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This week, Idaho Governor Brad Little and the two counties in the state in which refugee resettlement occurs sent letters to the Trump administration affirming their support for resettlement to continue locally.

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Gov. Brad Little is ordering most state agencies to cut their budget requests for next year in the face of an uncertain economy.


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Governor Brad Little and other Idaho officials are in Europe this week to foster economic relations with business leaders who have investment interests in Idaho. A visit to the Netherlands is part of an effort to bring new industry to the state.

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Idaho officials are focusing their attention on the state’s growing opioids and substance abuse problems.

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Raising taxes to help shore up Idaho’s aging infrastructure will be among Gov. Brad Little’s (R) priorities next year.

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The City of Bovill may be best known by University of Idaho alumni as a place to get a drink in rural Latah County. But right now, it’s facing an administrative crisis that only Idaho's top elected official has the power to solve.

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Monday was “Census Day” in Idaho and the Gem State is hoping for another strong showing in the upcoming population count.


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Governor Little announced the formation of an education task force earlier this month. The purpose is to create a series of recommendations that would allow Little and the 2020 Legislature to develop an efficient budget and policy plan for the state's schools. On Tuesday's Idaho Matters, we talk with task force member Representative Mat Erpelding about the mission of the task force and the educational improvements they hope to make.

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