Public Hearing on Ballot Measures

In November you will be asked to vote on two education funding ballot initiatives.
Tomorrow, the Secretary of State’s office is holding a public hearing so you can learn more about them and make an educated vote.
News 25’s Katarina Luketich is live to discuss the hearing.
Tomorrow, Delbert Hosemann’s office will be hosting a public hearing at the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. Those wishing to speak either in support of or against either Initiative 42 or Alternative 42A may sign in beginning at 5. The hearing begins at 5:30.
Initiative 42, written by the people, would require the state to fully fund education through MAEP, a formula created by the Legislature in 1997 used to determine adequate funding for each district across the state, something that has only been fully funded twice.
Initiative 42 would require the state to fully fund MAEP each year and authorize the courts to enforce it.
Those against Initiative 42 argue that, although not funding MAEP, the state gives K-12 education money through more specific allocations. The state has created Alternative 42 which preserves the right of the Legislature to allocate education dollars how they see fit without the interference of courts.
Somewhat of a complex issue, which is why the Secretary of State’s office is encouraging residents to come out tomorrow and familiarize themselves with the ballot measures before November.

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