Tuesday, August 1, 2006
Eminent domain: We won one!
Barbara Anderson's CLT Commentary
We won one!
The Senate never took up the override of Governor Romney's veto of a
provision that would give communities the ability to allow developers to
create mini-authorities in our cities and towns for the purpose of
bonding for their infrastructure. This would have
included eminent domain powers.
The House overrode the veto 109-46, but Senate opponents led by Sen. Pat
Jehlen had enough votes, between her liberals and our allies, to sustain
the veto. Eminent domain is one of those interesting issues that bring
the right and left together, and in this case the alliance worked.
We suggested that if this is the great idea some people think it is,
they have a public hearing on it instead of attaching it to another bill
as a floor amendment and trying to sneak it through during the last days
of a legislative session.
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