Initiatives to be delivered to state lawmakers

JACKSON, MS (WLOX) - JACKSON, MS (WLOX) - Mississippians will be voting on three controversial issues later this year. And as required by law, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann will deliver the petitions to state lawmakers Tuesday, during their first day in session.

The first initiative deals with voter ID. Last year, 130,000 Mississippians signed a petition asking that the people of this state be allowed to vote on it. That vote will come in the November general election.

The second initiative deals with whether life begins at conception or at birth.

The third initiative would prohibit state and local governments from taking private land through the use of eminent domain and giving it to any other person or business.

In the state's long history, more than two dozen statewide referendums have been attempted, but not one has ever passed. Whether any of these will, remains to be seen.

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