Mississippi could revive a form of initiative process

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Mississippi legislators are working to set a new way for people to petition to put issues on statewide ballots, months after the state Supreme Court tossed out the old initiative process.

The House voted 91-26 Tuesday to adopt House Concurrent Resolution 39, sending it to the Senate for more work.

The resolution would allow people to collect signatures on petitions to seek changes in state law.

The state’s old initiative process allowed people to collect signatures to put proposed state constitutional amendments on the ballot.

In a ruling in May, the state Supreme Court found Mississippi’s former initiative process was out of date. (AP)

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