The Des Moines Register editorial board just released a position piece on an eminent domain bill that has just passed. The bill prohibits the use of eminent domain for economic development purposes.
Remember a few posts back I discussed the NIMBY crowd? Well, sometimes you have to crush the little guy and move on for the greater good and I support this position. Iowa is going to continue its population backslide and brain drain problem unless we can smartly kick people off of land that’s necessary to fuel the state’s economic growth engine.
VETO it Governor Vilsack.