Brad Little in 2024 Governor's State of the State speeches


On Budget & Economy: We put $1 billion to improve water quality and quantity

Speaking of infrastructure, we put $1 billion to improve water quality and quantity in recent years, and our IDAHO WORKS plan also calls for the continued expansion of water infrastructure so we can ensure a stable water supply during both the good water years and the bad ones.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Idaho legislature Jan 8, 2024

On Budget & Economy: Working for a Balance Budget Amendment to U.S. Constitution

I am signing on as a member of the Governors Debt Council for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The runaway freight train of federal spending has got to stop. It's not right. It's not what the founders envisioned for our great country. The U.S. Constitution gives the states the power to propose a Balanced Budget Amendment, and in the coming weeks I will announce new steps we'll take to force Congress to live within the people's means.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Idaho legislature Jan 8, 2024

On Education: I will continue to expand school choice in Idaho

We are a leader in education freedom. Idaho is a top ten state for charter schools, and I'm bringing a bill this session to cut more red tape to support charter schools while providing taxpayers the transparency they deserve. Idaho was the first state to ban critical race theory in our schools. We're taking a stand that we should NOT divide our children. We introduced a new history curriculum for Idaho schools, one that teaches students to appreciate and respect our country.

And we are a leader in education freedom. I will continue to support a fair, responsible, transparent, and accountable approach to expanding school choice in Idaho--one that does not draw resources away from our public schools.

My IDAHO WORKS plan proposes the largest investment EVER in school facility construction and our maintenance match--$2 billion. We get a two-fer! This $2 billion investment in school facilities is $2 billion in long term property tax relief.

Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Idaho legislature Jan 8, 2024

On Immigration: Send more Idaho troopers to our lawless southern border

We will work even harder to address the open border and its impacts because of the failure of the Biden-Harris administration to admit it's even a problem. The cartel and other bad actors are taking advantage of our open border to manipulate and abuse the most vulnerable, including children. To help curb human trafficking, my IDAHO WORKS plan calls for sending two more teams of Idaho State Police troopers to train and act as a force multiplier at our lawless southern border.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Idaho legislature Jan 8, 2024

On Jobs: We banned diversity statements in university hiring

Idaho was the first state to ban critical race theory in our schools. We're taking a stand that we should NOT divide our children. We also banned diversity statements in university hiring. Our academic freedom policies protect free speech on campus while barring hateful, dangerous threats against the Jewish people.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Idaho legislature Jan 8, 2024

On Tax Reform: We are on pace to deliver $3.7 billion in tax relief

In fact, I can think of 3.7 billion reasons why people are coming here. We are on pace to deliver $3.7 billion in tax relief, and we're not done yet. With the surplus eliminator passed last session, our budget this year includes up to $150 million in new property tax relief, on top of the hundreds of millions in property tax relief we've already deployed to date. People are coming here because what we are doing is WORKING.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Idaho legislature Jan 8, 2024

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