School funding issues rarely stop at 1 judge: analysis

October 27, 2015 in Education, Opinion

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The claim that one Hinds County judge could ultimately decide the fate of Mississippi’s school finance system if voters amend the state constitution appears unlikely. If […]

Mississippi lawmaker Lester ‘Bubba’ Carpenter apologizes for ‘black judge’ comment

October 20, 2015 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A white Mississippi lawmaker apologized Monday for saying at a local Republican meeting that “a black judge” would decide how to spend money on public schools […]

Ballot could confuse Mississippi voters on school funding plans

October 9, 2015 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — People pushing a school funding proposal said Tuesday that Mississippi’s largest county has taken an already confusing ballot format and made it worse. More than 100,000 […]

Initiative 42 supporters sue to get information on Mississippi ballot

September 15, 2015 in Education

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Supporters of citizen-sponsored Initiative 42 have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to have more information about their proposal placed on the Nov. 3 ballot. The […]

State high court deals blow to Initiative 42 supporters

August 14, 2015 in Education, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Supporters of a school funding initiative have lost a battle in the Mississippi Supreme Court. In a split decision Thursday, justices ruled that a Hinds County […]

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May 7, 2015 in News

SCHOOL FUNDING AMENDMENT Bryant asks court to reject rewording of initiative ballot JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Gov. Phil Bryant says no court should have the power to reword how the […]

Mississippi House votes for alternative wording for state funding amendment

January 14, 2015 in Education, News

JACKSON, Missisisppi (AP) — Republicans pushed through a proposal for alternate wording for a state constitutional referendum on school funding Tuesday, as supporters of the original language howled that the effort […]