Trying to appeal to his political machine, Richardson vetoed a popular eminent domain legislation that limited eminent domain abuses by local governments. In the face of a national outcry on eminent domain and the Supreme Court’s recent ruling, Richardson’s decision shows that he either given up national ambitions or has a political tin ear.
Obviously the people who run his website has more political acumen than the the good Governor of New Mexico. They did not put this up on his web site to proclaim the accomplishment.
Governor Richardson has vetoed eminent domain legislation intended to prevent state and local governments from using their powers to take property for private development projects.
Richardson said Tuesday a number of community officials opposed the measure and the legislation would bring New Mexicans more harm than good.
The measure was sponsored by Republican Representative Richard Cheney of Farmington.
The bill was in response to a US Supreme Court decision last year that allowed a city in Connecticut to take homes for a private development project.
Dozens of states are considering revisions to their eminent domain laws because of the unpopular ruling by the nation’s highest court. via KOBTV.com