On May 14, the Mississippi Supreme Court overturned Initiative 65 and ruled that the state’s ballot initiative process is “unworkable and inoperative.” This left six ballot initiatives, including Initiative 65, void. The decision outraged many Mississippians, and even inspired them to protest soon after the Supreme Court’s decision.
This is MT Speaks, Mississippi Today’s new video series that connects our reporting with the experiences of Mississippians from across the state. In this episode, Mississippi Today’s healthcare and breaking news reporter Will Stribling talks to three Mississippians about their reactions to the Supreme Court ruling that struck down Initiative 65. Mississippi Today’s senior political reporter Geoff Pender also offers insight about how we got here.
For the next episode of MT Speaks, we want to hear from creative Mississippians. Learn more about how you can participate here.
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