Eminent domain abuse has fallen considerably since its high-water mark in 2005 when, in Kelo v. New London, the Supreme Court ruled that local officials can condemn property on the basis that there may be an alternate use for it that might generate greater tax revenue. Faced with outraged electorates, legislators in 45 states have since rewritten their eminent domain laws to protect property owners from grabby local governments, or at least to give the appearance of doing so. According to John Ross, as the economy recovers and property becomes more desirable, and in spite of new laws, we're likely to see a rise in abuse of eminent domain throughout the country.
But the campaign workers complaining about their union-negotiated salaries are being hypocritical too.
At least in the lower 48 states.
Right to Repair has become a national policy issue.
Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Thomas Massie have introduced a bill that would cut federal airport spending while giving airports more freedom to raise their money.
What's in a name? Money, apparently.