An eminent domain bill will head back to Delaware's Senate for a second time. Senator Rob Venables is sponsoring the bill.
It would make it harder for the government to acquire residential and business properties and then turn them over to private developers. Last year, Governor Ruth Ann Minner vetoed the same bill. It is scheduled for a hearing next week.
Delaware is at the pinnacle of inflexible opposition to any limitation of the government's right to unfettered discretion in taking any property it desires to take. The agencies will fight the proposed legislation 'tooth and nail'.