Barbour: Vote against Initiative 42

Mississippi voters should be wary of Initiative 42. This amendment is terribly irresponsible, as it will shift power from the Legislature to a Hinds County judge with no regard for potential cuts to priority areas like universities and community colleges. While Mississippi spent more on K-12 education when I was governor than under any other governor in our history, I must urge voters to read the language of the initiative before casting a vote in November, and I think you’ll agree: 42 is a dangerous amendment for Mississippi’s future. Vote against Initiative 42.

Haley Barbour
Clarion Ledger
10/25/15