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Texas Ranchers Angered over Eminent Domain Taking for Reservoir

Ranchers and farmers in North Texas are angered over the prospect of losing their land and homes through an eminent domain taking for a new reservoir. One rancher estimates that 200 people will lose their property while the water will go to the Dallas area.

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Trump Trying to Dump Amtrak’s $298 Subsidy for Long-Haul Trips

The Trump administration plans to dump about half of Amtrak’s $1.4 billion annual taxpayer subsidy by ending long-haul passenger services that cost taxpayers about $298 per round-trip and whose on-time performance is as low as 6 percent.

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Texas Farmers Promise D.C. Fight for Land, Water

The president of the Texas Farm Bureau warned ranchers and farmers at the 83rd annual meeting that the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule for waters in the U.S., “if it’s allowed to happen, will hamstring many farmers and ranchers to the extent that it might not even be possible to farm.” Farmers and ranchers in Texas are struggling with government bureaucracy in many areas.

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Texas Farmers, Ranchers Call for Fairness in Eminent Domain

Texas farmers and ranchers will vote on resolutions to stand-up against taking more farm and ranch lands through eminent domain for high speed rail and other construction projects during a meeting in San Antonio December 3-5. The 83rd meeting of the Texas Farm Bureau will address the challenges in agriculture and rural Texas.

For the Rich, Green Greed Is Good: From the Enclosure Acts to Eminent Domain

For the Rich, Green Greed Is Good: From the Enclosure Acts to Eminent Domain

Yes, the past always repeats itself. In our first installment, we saw how, in the 18th century, the English aristocracy went about clearing the peasants off of valuable land. To be sure, everything that the aristocrats did was legal — of course it was, because the gentry wrote the laws.

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Donald Trump Jr.: Bush Family ‘Used Eminent Domain’ For Texas Rangers Stadium

GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. joined host Stephen K. Bannon on Breitbart News Daily on Monday, ahead of New Hampshire’s primary election on Tuesday, and took a swipe at former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for going after his father on the issue of eminent domain during Saturday’s GOP debate.

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Trump Spokesperson Says Ted Cruz Eminent Domain Attack Ad ‘Outright Lies’

Trump campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson says the Ted Cruz campaign makes a claim, in a 30 second television ad now playing in Iowa, that Donald Trump “colluded with Atlantic City insiders to bulldoze the home of an elderly widow for a limousine parking lot at his casino,” which is an outright lie.

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Exclusive–Rand Paul: Real Conservatives Stand For Private Property

I remember having a conversation with a local city official in Kentucky when the Kelo Supreme Court decision came down. Conservatives, myself included, were outraged that the Supreme Court had wrongly allowed using eminent domain to take private property from one private property owner and give it to another private owner.

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California to Seize Farms for Jerry Brown’s Water Tunnels

The State of California is planning to use eminent domain law to acquire hundreds of farms in the Delta for a controversial, multi-billion-dollar underground water tunnel project proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Democrats Vote Down Bill to Stop High-Speed Rail Eminent Domain Suits

On Monday, Democrats in the California State Assembly’s Transportation Committee steamrolled their Republican opposition and killed a bill that would have restricted high-speed rail proponents from using eminent domain laws to commence condemnation actions against properties standing in the way of California Governor Jerry Brown’s pet project, the so-called “bullet train” from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

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Cal High Speed Rail Confiscating Farms for Development Profits

Breitbart reported in November that in the six years since California legislature approved the High-Speed Rail Authority (HSRA), just 7% of the 1,100 pieces of land needed for the first leg to travel 130 miles across farm country had been acquired.