JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi’s initiative process was created to be complicated. This year, that’s clearer than ever.
The Nov. 3 general election ballot includes two proposed constitutional amendments that deal with school funding. It’s a long section of the ballot, and one that is rife with the potential for voter confusion.
Initiative 42 got on the ballot because more than 100,000 registered voters signed petitions. It would require the state to “provide for the establishment, maintenance and support of an adequate and efficient system of public schools,” and would allow people to file a lawsuit in chancery court if funding falls short.