Wording on the Ballot For School Funding: Change it Back, Says State Supreme Court

When you head to the polls again in November, a question on the ballot will read “Should the Legislature provide for the establishment and support of effective free public schools without judicial enforcement?” But that almost wasn’t the case.

The State Supreme court sided with the authority of your elected lawmakers today over the issue of wording on the ballot. In April, a Hinds County Circuit Judge refused to approve the Alternative 42A ballot title agreed upon by Attorney General Jim Hood and legislators. The Legislature appealed the Hinds County Circuit Court Judge’s decision to alter the ballot title for Alternative 42A.