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Rep. Greg Snowden: #Initiative42 “an assault upon representative democracy”

By: Magnolia Tribune - October 19, 2015

Initiative 42: Partisan assault or grassroots effort?

Depending on whom you talk to, it’s either a grassroots effort to better fund our schools or a partisan and special-interest power struggle.

“We have always recognized it as being not any sort of grassroots education effort but politically as a partisan assault on the legislative leadership and constitutionally as an assault upon representative democracy,” said Republican state Rep. Greg Snowden, a vocal opponent of Initiative 42.

But Patsy Brumfield, spokeswoman for the group pushing Initiative 42, said, “There’s 200,000 signatures on a petition that just negate those silly implications. If this weren’t grassroots, we could never have gotten sufficient signatures to get it on the ballot.”

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