Secretary of State Hosemann featured speaker at luncheon

Secretary of State Hosemann featured speaker at luncheon

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann was the featured speaker at Wednesday's Republican Women's luncheon in Laurel.

What was on the menu: school funding initiative.

The most expensive ballot initiative campaign in Mississippi history is underway as two competing initiatives, 42  and 42-A, are going to be presented to Mississippians in November.

Hosemann said that his office staff members are traveling across Mississippi to make sure people focus on the voting process.

"People may vote no and walk out, so that would mean that 42 and 42-A wouldn't get enough to get in the constitution so there's different ways that this fluctuates but mainly the legislature," Hosemann said. "I think if you look at the history of it, wanted to make sure that in fact that everybody voted all the way down the line, that we got to the bottom of the ballot and so you have two choices. I don't think it's that complicated, I'd ask people not to focus on the arithmetic, they need to focus on the institution itself, on the constitution, the language of the constitution."

Hosemann, then said that historically, Mississippians rarely vote to amend the state's constitution.