Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Standing up!

Liberty NewsWire: July 17, 2012

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) on Monday ceremoniously signed four bills intended to make it harder for government to take property by eminent domain and to ensure that property owners are justly compensated when it does so. But McDonnell does not have the final word. While twice approved by the General Assembly, the proposed constitutional amendment will not take effect unless voters pass it in a referendum

“Protecting the liberty and property of its citizens is a fundamental role of government, and this constitutional amendment makes those protections stronger in Virginia,” McDonnell said. “The amendment that will be before Virginia voters this November 6 sets clear boundaries on the ability of government to seize their property and will help ensure that when property is taken for a true public use, that the property owner will be fully compensated.”

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