The process to change the Mississippi state flag is officially underway.
The House Rules Committee has passed HCR 79, sending the resolution to suspend the rules to the House floor with the intent of removing the Confederate Battle emblem from Mississippi’s flag.
This action signifies that the House has the necessary votes to achieve the 2/3 majority needed to advance the measure.
Next up, the Senate must reach the same 2/3 threshold to suspend the rules. If the votes are there in the Senate, lawmakers can then introduce a bill that could either decommission the current flag, change it outright or place a referendum on the ballot in November.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
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