Richardson’s Eminent Domain Commission Agrees: No Eminent Domain for Private Benefit!

In case you missed it, Governor Richardson’s eminent domain task force heeded the advice of property owners and supporters of private property rights like the Rio Grande Foundation and Institute for Justice and recommended that the Governor and Legislature prohibit the use of eminent domain to promote economic development in New Mexico.
Hopefully, the Governor and Legislature can agree this year on long-overdue protections for New Mexico property owners….in the meantime, it is our understanding that S. 3873, the “Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2006” will come to the floor of the United States Senate this week. Find out more about this important legislation and how to contact your Senators at the website of Americans for Tax Reform.