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Task Force On Eminent Domain Not Yet Decided On Urban Issues

November 10, 2005
By: Tim Walker
State Capital Bureau

The Missouri Task Force on Eminent Domain's stance on urban issues is not yet clear.

Tim Walker has more from Jefferson City.

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The Task Force continued to discuss its recommendations for Eminent Domain reform.

Task Force members agreed that Eminent Domain should never be used to take farmland for private redevelopment.

But they're not in agreement when it comes to land in urban areas.

Representative Steve Hobbs, a Republican from Mexico, is a member of the Task Force.

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"There were some folks that felt like it was appropriate to do that for redevelopment of blighted areas and urban redevelopment areas and we have not come to a conclusion on as a task force yet."

Hobbs says the definition of blight is the key issue keeping the Task Force from agreeing on the issue.

From the state Capital.