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southern_dem Donating Member (587 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 05:20 PM
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Barbour expected to veto eminent domain bill
Edited on Fri Mar-20-09 05:20 PM by southern_dem
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour plans to veto a bill that would limit the use of eminent domain, the procedure government uses to take privately owned land for big projects.

Barbour spokesman Dan Turner said Friday that the governor will veto the bill by Monday.

Barbour said this month that Mississippi already has broad protection to protect private property rights because large projects require the approval of local government and the Legislature. Barbour said the Mississippi Development Authority and the governor also have oversight, and people who want to fight eminent domain can go to court.

Groups representing small businesses and land owners had asked Barbour to sign the bill.

So I take it to mean big business supports this veto. Surprise, surprise the governor would be on their side. :eyes:
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hyoung Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-09 04:31 PM
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1. Standing with Mississippi
I wanted to introduce you to a new campaign was launched by the Mississippi Center for Justice, and it urges Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour not to reject $56 million in Unemployment Insurance benefits as part of the Federal stimulus package. Nearly 40,000 Mississippi families are depending on this money in order to survive the recession.

Below I've included a press release with additional details about the campaign. It would be great if you would consider posting about this important issue on your blog, and I hope you will take a moment to sign the petition here: /

Keep up the great work, and please let me know if there's any other information I can get for you.


Heather Young

See3 Communications



Petition to Governor Barbour: Accept Stimulus Money

Mississippi Center for Justice launches national online petition in favor of stimulus

Mississippi Center for Justice launched an online campaign, Standing With Mississippi, designed to inform Mississippiansand other friends around the countryabout Governor Haley Barbours intended rejection of nearly $60 million in Unemployment Insurance benefits provided to Mississippi as part of the Federal stimulus package.

Standing With Mississippi encourages people to voice their support for providing every available dollar to Mississippians who have lost their employment through no fault of their own.

As the poorest state in the nation, Mississippi can least afford to put partisan politics ahead of peoples basic needs. Mississippi desperately needs its rightful share of the stimulus package. The money that Governor Barbour is rejecting will help 39,600 hardworking families weather this recession.

Supporters are encouraged to sign the petition and learn more at:

The petition comes at a time when Governor Barbour has called a public meeting for April 16 to discuss the stimulus money. Mississippi Center for Justice believes hardworking Mississippians deserve every available resource to support their basic needs of food and shelter during such a difficult economic time.


For more information, please contact:

Sharon Garrison
Director of Communications
Mississippi Center for Justice
(601) 352-2269

Mississippi Center for Justice

The Mississippi Center for Justice is a nonprofit, public interest law firm committed to advancing racial and economic justice. Supported and staffed by attorneys, community leaders and volunteers, the Center develops and pursues strategies to combat discrimination and poverty statewide. To learn more about our work, visit .
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