March 25th, 2009 — By — In News & Events

Mississippi House voted to override Babour’s veto

“Just because a king wants a poor man’s garden is no right to take another person’s land. This was a victory for the common folks who frequently are overlooked by special interests.”Billy McCoy, Mississippi House Speaker
commenting on the House vote to override Gov. Barbour’s veto

Tuesday, the Mississippi House voted 101-19 to override Gov. Barbour’s veto of HB 803 that would limit the use of eminent domain to direct public purpose. A two-thirds majority of 80 votes was needed to override the veto in the House. The Senate will most likely vote Thursday on the measure. Again, a two-thirds majority would be needed to override the veto.

For more details on the Mississippi House vote yesterday visit the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, and Clarion Ledger.

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