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Statement election

We might have finally found something Mississippians of every political persuasion can agree on: The use of eminent domain for private economic development is a bad idea. Initiative 31, which will amend the state Constitution to essentially restrict the use of eminent domain to projects of direct public use, earned more than 637,000 votes. The initiative needed 50 percent plus ...

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Mississippi ballot initiatives: Adjusting the hand of government

With comparatively few shots being fired in the statewide elections, many are turning to the three ballot initiatives to quench their thirst for electoral intrigue. All three of the proposed initiatives are historic in a number of ways. If there is a common denominator with which to assess the impact of these measures it would be the degree to which ...

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‘26’ campaign wants birth control out of the debate

Yes on 26 campaign director Brad Prewitt is quickly irritated at the mention of “birth control” and the possibility a Nov. 8 victory for his coalition’s “personhood” amendment would restrict doctors from prescribing contraceptives. His organization, he says, wants to outlaw abortion and the “morning after” pill in the state — not birth control or fertility clinics, though legal scholars ...

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