Idaho Broadband Task Force Announces Meeting. The Idaho Broadband Task Force will meet on Wednesday, September 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. MST. The meeting will be held in the East Conference Room in the JR Williams Building located at 700 W. State Street, Boise, Idaho 83702.

The task force was established by executive order by Gov. Brad Little to make recommendations on policies and actions the state should take to improve connectivity and broadband infrastructure across Idaho. To review the full Idaho Broadband Task Force executive order, click here.

Click here for the complete meeting agenda. All task force meetings are open to the public. To learn more about the Idaho Broadband Task Force, visit https://commerce.idaho.gov/business-climate/infrastructure/broadband/.

Crapo, Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Reauthorize Breast Cancer Awareness Funding. U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) have introduced legislation to reauthorize and increase funding for the Young Women’s Breast Health Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young (EARLY) Act.  The earlier cancer cases are identified, the better the chance of surviving this often deadly disease.  The key to early detection and treatment lies in education, advocacy and research.  The EARLY Act, which first became law in 2010, empowers young and high-risk women to understand their bodies and advocate for their health.  This bill would reauthorize the programs established under the EARLY Act for another five years at the original enacted level of $9 million per year to increase the reach of the education campaign.

“I know firsthand the need for early screenings and warnings about the health threat of cancer,” said Crapo.  “The Centers for Disease Control should be able to provide educational materials about the importance of early detection that could save many Americans from breast cancer. I am proud to be an original co-sponsor of this legislation.”

“We’ve come so far in the fight against breast cancer, but there is more we can do to ensure that all women—and especially young and high-risk women—have the information and support they need to protect themselves from this deadly disease,” said Klobuchar.  “Our bipartisan bill will help to elevate breast cancer awareness and support critical research so that one day, we can finally eradicate breast cancer.”

Governor’s public events this week:

MONDAY, September 23, 2019

Governor Little will issue a proclamation for the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Week in the Second Floor Rotunda in the Capitol at 9 a.m.

Governor Little will speak at the Idaho Association of Counties Annual Conference at Boise Centre at 12 p.m.

TUESDAY, September 24, 2019

Governor Little will hold a press conference with representatives for the Taiwan Goodwill Mission, Idaho Wheat Commission, Idaho State Department of Agriculture and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Seattle to sign a letter of intent for Taiwan flour millers to purchase an agreed upon amount of Idaho wheat in 2020 and 2021, Governor’s Ceremonial Office at 1:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, September 25, 2019

Governor Little will address his Broadband Task Force in the East Conference Room of the JR Williams Building, located at 700 W. State Street, Boise, at 12 p.m.

THURSDAY, September 26, 2019

Governor Little will host Capital for a Day in Rathdrum at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, located at 13541 W. Highway 53, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

FRIDAY, September 27, 2019

Governor Little will deliver the keynote at the Bannock Development Corporation’s Annual Economic Symposium at the Stephens Performing Arts Center, located at 1002 Sam Nixon Drive, Pocatello, at 11:15 a.m.

Governor Little will speak at the Museum of Idaho Grand Opening Reception, located at 200 N Eastern Avenue, Idaho Falls, at 5:30 p.m.