Protecting Property Owners

By: NBC 15
By: NBC 15

Some state lawmakers want to strengthen your property rights. That's in reaction to the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on eminent domain which makes it easier for governments to seize private property for commercial development.

Representative Jeffrey Wood and Senator Dave Zien say they support legislation that would restrict the government's ability to take your property for commercial reasons.

The court ruled last week that local governments could buy any private property, as long as the owner is given a fair price.

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