Speed sues Hosemann to keep eminent domain off ballot
Published: June 3,2011
Tags: Bill Luckett, Dave Dennis, Delbert Hosemann, economic development, elections, eminent domain, Haley Barbour, Hudson Holliday, Johnny Dupree, NEWS, Phil Bryant, Politics, Toyota > Speed sues Hosemann to keep eminent domain off ballot
Mississippi Development Authority interim executive director Leland Speed has sued Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, in an attempt to keep the eminent domain petition off November’s ballot.
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If you’ll recall, the petition seeks to prevent the taking of private land for private development. It keeps in place the state’s authority to seize private land for public-use projects, like streets or bridges.
Nearly 120,000 people signed petitions to get the issue on the ballot. Hosemann certified the results last year.
The Mississippi Development Authority and Gov. Haley Barbour were adamantly against the notion of eliminating the state’s authority to use eminent domain for private economic development. Barbour and Gray Swoope, Speed’s successor at MDA, warned that projects like Toyota wouldn’t be in Mississippi if the law were changed.
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