Governor Matt Blunt is endorsing the recommendations of the Missouri Task Force on Eminent Domain, which was set up in response to anger over a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a Connecticut eminent domain case. Task Force recommendations include a call for legislation defining terms such as just compensation, blight, public use, and good faith negotiations. There is also a desire for laws prohibiting eminent domain use to take farm land for economic development purposes. The panel’s report will become legislation in the upcoming session of the General Assembly.
Related web sites:
Report of Task Force on Eminent Domain