Group will host forum in Gulfport on Initiative 42/42A

Business Council will host forum on Initiative 42/42A

The Gulf Coast Business Council is sponsoring a forum on education-funding initiatives 42 and 42A at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College's Jeff Davis campus, Switzer Road, Gulfport.

The forum is an opportunity for residents and Business Council members to gather more information before making their decision Nov. 3, election day.

Speakers will present arguments for and against Propositions 42 and 42A, or against any amendment to the state constitution.

Confirmed speakers are Mississippi House of Representatives Speaker Pro Tempore Greg Snowden and Robin Boswell, founder of "Fed Up With 50th."

Snowden, R-Meridian, serving his fourth term in the state Legislature, has spoken against the education funding proposal.

Boswell, a lawyer-turned-stay-at-home mom, launched the "Fed Up with 50th" social media campaign to raise awareness about school underfunding by the state Legislature and is an advocate of Initiative 42.