Tradeoff: Jobs or property rights? Mississippians must settle issue
by Ted Carter
Published: July 15,2011
Mississippians cheered the arrival of big league economic development this decade with Nissan’s arrival in Canton and Toyota pending move into Blue Springs.
But a property rights movement is working to blunt the enthusiasm for more economic bonanzas — at least if state incentives include offering the mega employers private property the state would seize through eminent domain.
The Mississippi rift has its origins in legislation that goes back to the start of the decade and the state’s bid to land Nissan. A high-profile legal battle to take one family’s…
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