Analysis: More opponents loom for school funding initiative

JACKSON — The skies were already clouding over for an initiative meant to require higher funding of Mississippi’s education system. Now they’re getting darker.

The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation is opposing Initiative 42, which would amend the state Constitution to require an “adequate and efficient system of public schools” and try to close the Legislature’s wiggle room on spending less. And community college forces also appear to be lining up against the amendment.