SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Saturday is slated to sign a bill aimed at protecting property rights.
Parson is expected to sign the eminent-domain bill after meeting with cattle ranchers at the Missouri State Fairgrounds.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Residents of a Black neighborhood in north Georgia lost more than $5 million on their properties when their homes were destroyed and replaced with university dorms and parking lots more than 50 years ago, according to an analysis by University of Georgia professors.
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The amount of money a company should have to pay the owners of a Virginia property it is building a natural gas pipeline through is being determined in a weeklong jury trial.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Former residents of a Black neighborhood in north Georgia that was destroyed more than 50 years ago and replaced with university dorms and parking lots are demanding the university recognize their loss.
BOSTON (AP) — A bill that would crack down on anyone who installs a camera to record activities in a neighbor’s backyard is just one of dozens of pieces of legislation set to be heard at a virtual public hearing at the Massachusetts Statehouse on Tuesday.
DALLAS (AP) — The developer of a long-planned — and controversial — high-speed rail line that would get passengers from Dallas to Houston in 90 minutes announced Tuesday that it signed a $16 billion contract with an Italian company to build the project, in what could be a step toward realization.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A company seeking to build a disputed oil pipeline over an aquifer that provides drinking water to 1 million people agreed verbally Tuesday to stop pursuing lawsuits against Tennessee property owners who refused to sell access to their land for construction...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Voters would decide next year whether to add to the North Carolina Constitution language that declares limits on when local and state governments can seize private property in WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a gas company seeking to use state-controlled land in New Jersey to build a 116-mile natural gas pipeline. The high court said Wednesday it would take the case brought by the PennEast Pipeline Co.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a gas company seeking to use state-controlled land in New Jersey to build a 116-mile natural gas pipeline.
The high court said Wednesday it would take the case brought by the PennEast Pipeline Co.
PAMPLICO, S.C. (AP) — The land agent who arrived at Reatha Jefferson’s door in May, unannounced and unmasked in the middle of the pandemic, told her he was giving her one more chance...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Nature is returning to craters left from lakes drained by two dams that failed in May during torrential rain in mid-Michigan...
HOUSTON (AP) — Three years into Donald Trump's presidency, the U.S. government is ramping up its efforts to seize private land in Texas to build a border wall...
The $5,000 that Jordan Cove gave to Gary Leif bothers me. Protecting private property rights and limiting the use of eminent domain was so important to our founding fathers, they wrote it into our constitution.
A judge has tapped the brakes on Douglas County’s effort to take a downtown building by eminent domain for a proposed county building project.
Author Jeff Benedict recalls that when he originally pitched the idea for a book called "Little Pink House,” his publisher rejected it. So he pushed forward, working for over a year without a contract.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Susette Kelo's Supreme Court case now has a Hollywood ending, just not the one she hoped for...
WILMINGTON -- Just when residents thought they would be voting on whether the town should pursue purchasing farmland through a Special Town Meeting article, one selectman changed his vote Monday, nullifying that chance.
A series of meetings are planned in Nebraska, including at locations in Norfolk and O’Neill, for landowners on the newly approved Keystone XL alternative route.
The Nebraska Easement Action Team (NEAT), an organization of landowners who have collectively refused to sign easements with TransCanada for its proposed Keystone XL pipeline, will host meetings during December for landowners on the mainline alternative pipeline route approved by the Nebraska Public Service Commission.
We urge candidates for governor of Illinois to consider the policy recommendations at the bottom of this letter, which would raise more than $70 million for the state of Illinois, prevent the squandering of perhaps billions more, eliminate a longstanding injustice and provide Illinois with a model for the local sustainable foods initiative.
By Scott Plath
I love you Lowell -- my wife's hometown for generations and mine for three decades, but you're killin' me with this high school fiasco.
Is our tendency to undue progress a trait for this historic "hard-scrabble" city, or what?
John Gruber says he’s moving on from his protracted eminent domain dispute with Columbia County, but it’s not easy.
He’s got his money from the recent settlement of his case, but didn’t get to keep much of it.
Charleston City Council gives Mayor John Tecklenburg authority to force sale of West Ashley property
Charleston City Council on Tuesday authorized Mayor John Tecklenburg to force the sale of a prominent West Ashley property if he's unable to negotiate the purchase with the property owner.
Council voted 7-5 in favor of a resolution that allows the mayor to declare eminent domain to acquire a 2.5-acre parcel at Sam Rittenberg Boulevard and Sumar Street, the site of a former Piggly Wiggly grocery store that's been vacant for about four years.
Court rejects argument that the agency lacked eminent domain authority
The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday upheld a decision by the Lincoln County District Court to dismiss a lawsuit challenging several actions and authorities of the Nebraska Cooperative Republican Platte Enhancement Project.
"From the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked."
In that biblical passage, Luke tells us that power comes with the responsibility to serve the greater good. That principle has special application to pipeline companies, something Magellan Midstream Partners would do well to remember.
For the fourth time in seven years, the House has overwhelmingly approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit the power of state and local governments to condemn private land.
After the 104-9 vote Thursday, House Bill 3 heads to the Senate, where similar proposals have repeatedly died in past legislative sessions.
South Strabane Township supervisors are considering the acquisition of 4.58 acres adjacent to the municipal building through eminent domain procedures.The board on Nov. 21 directed solicitor Dennis Makel to investigate obtaining the property at 570 Washington Road, off Munce Ridge Road, for municipal purposes.The township currently owns 2.88 acres at the site of the municipal building and police department, which was constructed in 2013.