Two hours into a public forum on Initiative 42 — the proposed constitutional amendment that would force the state to fully fund public schools and give courts the power to enforce the measure — 23 people had spoken in favor of the ballot initiative.
Two had spoken against.
As Election Day approaches, the Secretary of State’s Office is hosting eight public forums on the measures. Thursday evening’s forum at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport was the seventh.
Those for Initiative 42 included parents but also political candidates and leaders of state and local organizations devoted to passing the measure.