July 14, 2006

Eminent Domain Veto Override

The Iowa Legislature has bowed to public sentiment and voted to over ride the governor's veto of HF 2351, which restricts Eminent Domains powers in the state. This is a rare victory for the protection of the rights of the property owners of Iowa and all the Representatives that voted to override deserve a hearty thanks.
According to the DM Register , Gov. Vilsack is still promising to take this action to court. He should reconsider.

The argument promoted by the Cedar River Rag that it will tie the hands of localities in attracting business and economic development is just blowing smoke. What it will do, is require civic leaders to engage in some long range planning and to use a bit of that vision that they always claim to have in such abundance.

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