New bill looking to help homeowners against against government land grabs


POSTED: Monday, February 7, 2011 - 11:24pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 6:42am

TYLER - Anwar Khalifa owns 50 acres in East Texas but he got a letter in the mail saying the state was taking 30 acres for loop 49 and the state offered him fair market value for his property.

Texas Senator Robert Nichols is for a new bill that would limit the states authority on eminent domain and he says eminent domain has some serious problems.

Officials say the new bill is expected to pass. Governor Perry also backs the bill in fact he declared it an emergency item that lawmakers should consider during the state sessions in the first 60 days. No word yet on when the item is to be voted on.

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For once, Perry and I agree.

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