State supreme court upholds AG's wording on ballot initiative - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

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State supreme court upholds AG's wording on ballot initiative

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -

The Mississippi Supreme Court, in a split decision, has overruled Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd and restored the Attorney General's ballot description for the legislature's Ballot Initiative 42 Alternative (42-A).

Initiative 42 got on the ballot through citizens' petitions. Its title says the state must provide "an adequate and efficient system of free public schools."
    
The original Initiative 42-A title says the state must provide "effective free public schools."
    
Supporters of 42 sued to seek a new description of the alternative, arguing voters could become confused.

Both initiatives will appear on the November ballot.

You can read the court's ruling here.

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