So it’s no surprise that today, Barksdale is a passionate supporter of Initiative 42. He says that the effort to write a funding guarantee into the state constitution is key to the state’s future, and he is appealing to voters to approve it in November.
“Think about the justice,” said Barksdale, sometimes counted as Mississippi’s richest resident. “Think about the common good. The common good is to get our children education to the highest level we can.”