Posts Tagged ‘eminent domain’

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. ••• READ THE COMPLETE STORY HERE ••• If you’ll recall, the petition seeks to prevent the taking of private land for private development. It keeps in place the […] [...]

Tippah settles eminent domain suit for $675K

by Associated Press Published: October 29,2010

Tags: eminent domain

RIPLEY — Tippah County has shown a profit from land it bought in 2007 in anticipation of Toyota locating the area and highway officials needing to build a bypass for Mississippi Highway 15. “When the county purchased this property in 2007, the board was criticized for paying so much for the land, but the board […] [...]

Eminent domain ban will be on ballot

by Associated Press Published: October 24,2010

Tags: eminent domain, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation

JACKSON — Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann confirms that an eminent domain initiative will appear on the November 2011 ballot. Hosemann says his office verified that supporters of the measure gathered signatures from 119,692 registered voters. That’s well above the minimum 89,285 needed to put an issue up for a statewide vote. The Mississippi […] [...]

Farm Bureau hands eminent domain petition to Hosemann

by Wally Northway Published: September 30,2010

Tags: economic development, elections, eminent domain

JACKSON — The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation today will deliver more than 118,000 certified signatures to Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann so that the issue of eminent domain reform can be placed on the Nov. 2011 ballot. After several failed attempts to get an eminent domain reform bill passed in the legislature, the Mississippi Farm […] [...]

Eminent domain opponents have required signatures

by Associated Press Published: September 13,2010

Tags: economic development, elections, eminent domain, real estate

JACKSON — Supporters say they’ve gathered almost enough signatures to put an eminent domain initiative on the 2011 statewide ballot in Mississippi. The measure is designed to let voters decide on a proposal to prevent the taking of private property to give to private developers. Opponents warn it could stifle some economic projects. Mississippi Farm […] [...]

Waide: Petition drive is ‘on schedule’

by Clay Chandler Published: June 13,2010

Tags: David Waide, eminent domain, Farm Bureau

Farm Bureau has been leading the charge to get the issue on the statewide ballot since 2009 It has been several months since the effort to get eminent domain on the 2011 statewide ballot started, and the head of the organization spearheading the movement is confident the required number of signatures is within reach. “We’re […] [...]

Eminent domain petition circulating

by Associated Press Published: April 5,2010

Tags: economic development, elections, eminent domain, real estate

JACKSON — The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation has begun gathering petition signatures to get an eminent domain initiative on the Nov. 2011 ballot. The federation’s proposal would limit eminent domain to direct public use, meaning the property would not be taken and given to a business. The move comes after several failed attempts to get […] [...]

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