property rights

Property owners in Montana would be compensated for state actions that only partially reduce their property value under a ballot initiative currently gaining signatures. Under current law a property owner is paid compensation only when a government action reduces a property’s value in its entirety, meaning that governments can take actions that significantly impact property values without owing any compensation.


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At their regular meeting this week, the city council for Arnold, MO took up and passed a resolution rebuking the Missouri Municipal League for their obstruction of an eminent domain ballot initiative.

A group of citizens in Corpus Christi, TX have turned in over 10,000 signatures to put overturning the city’s ban on smoking in bars and pool halls to a vote. Supporters must have 7,520 verified signatures to qualify for the ballot, if they have not collected enough they will have 30 days to make up the difference.

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