I chuckled last week when a newspaper columnist in Nampa referred to HJR 5 as an obscure ballot measure in Idaho.

Many of the state’s leading Republicans are split on the initiative but most appear to be settling in the approval column.

Just one week before it was featured on the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal where a writer praised Idaho’s efforts and suggested other states should follow.  We’ve been doing our best at Top Story to give Idaho voters details and have hosted people for and against the measure, which would change the state’s constitution.  State Representative Lance Clow spent some time with us arguing in favor of approval.  Many of the state’s leading Republicans are split on the initiative but most appear to be settling in the approval column.