Friday, July 01, 2005

Action in Rhode Island

Efforts moving forward:
The Rhode Island House Thursday night approved legislation dealing with the controversial issue of eminent domain is being considered by state lawmakers.

The two bills, passed in the House and sponsored by Rep. Victor G. Moffitt, R-Coventry, target the Big River Reservoir property that Gov. Don Carcieri attempted to take as the site for Rhode Island State Police headquarters. A second R.I. bill deals with the U.S. Supreme's Court's decision on eminent domain.

That measure urges Congress to nullify the High Court's decision last week by amending the U.S. Constitution to fully protect and guarantee private property rights.