"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions." --Thomas Jefferson to John Tyler, 1804.

Risch’s ratings

And how do Idahoans view Governor Jim Risch a month after his signature event – the property tax special session?

According to this month’s Survey USA polling, not so well. His favorable/unfavorable numbers were 53% to 32% a month ago – pretty good. This month? 44% favorable, 38% unfavorable – a net fall of 15% in the margins.

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