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Proposition 98

Anniversary of Kelo Decision Passes With No Reforms in California

Reflections on the Prop. 98 Campaign

As the third anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Kelo v. New London decision came and went on June 23rd, California remains among the few states that has failed to join over 40 states in curbing eminent domain abuse.  Read more >>

An Obscure Public Agency Has Been Funding Campaigns To Oppose Private Property Rights

It turns out that the real secret behind the battle between Propositions 98 and 99 is the funding sources for the anti-property rights initiative, Prop 99. On Sunday, an Orange County Register investigative news story reported how an obscure public agency has been used to divert public money into political campaign accounts to deny Californians private property rights.  Read more >>

Insurance Company to Offer Eminent Domain Insurance

A San Diego firm is offering to write insurance policies that could be a prudent investment for California property owners. The Ward Group LLC, in partnership with the AmWins Group, Inc. is offering to write policies to protect property owners against losses suffered if they become victims of eminent domain -- the government taking of private property.  Read more >>

It's a Full Moon and the Governor's Transformation Is Complete

We are all familiar with those scary movies where the seemingly nice guy morphs into a threatening monster over a very short time. Excuse me if I now find myself thinking of Arnold Schwarzenegger in his real life role as California Governor.  Read more >>

Diverse Coalition Seeks to End Abusive Seizure of Private Property

Last week, a coalition led by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association announced that more than one million signatures have been collected to qualify the California Property Owners and Farmland Protection Act (CPOFPA) for the June 2008 ballot. This eminent domain reform measure will stop government from taking homes, family farms, small business and places of worship and giving the land to other private interests.  Read more >>