The progress continues

The Texas Senate has gotten on the bandwagon and passed a law that limits the application of eminent domain (read the Houston Chronicle story here.)

My only concern is that the Senate measure is simply a law, while the House measure calls for an amendment to the Texas Constitution. I like the amendment option more because 1) the citizens of Texas must approve the change, and 2) most importantly, voters would have to approve any changes to it.

Like I've said before, I'm glad to see both bodies working to limit local governments' land-grab abilities, but I don't think the Senate bill would afford as much protection as the House's plan.


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