GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Mississippians will get the chance to express their opinions about school funding initiatives during a series of public hearings. The hearings will be at different locations across the state in August and September.
Citizen-led Initiative 42 would require lawmakers to fund "an adequate and efficient public system of free public schools." People could sue if funding falls short.
The legislature put an alternative, Initiative 42-A, on the ballot. It originally said lawmakers must fund "an effective system of free public schools."
During each hearing, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said, "Each side will be given the opportunity to voice his or her opinion on both Initiative Measure 42 and Alternative Measure 42-A, and the public will be given the opportunity to comment."
The meeting on the Coast will be at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center on Sept. 3, at 5:30 p.m.
Mississippi voters will have the opportunity to either vote in favor of or against Initiative Measure 42 and Alternative Measure 42-A on the Nov. 3, General Election.