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By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Rep. Bush talks eminent domain in Sheldon

Lawmaker doesn't expect any movement this session

 

February 3, 2022

NICK PEDLEY/SENTINEL-NEWS

District 3 Rep. Dennis Bush, R-Cherokee, answers a question during a legislative town hall meeting at Pizza Ranch in Sheldon on Friday, Jan. 28.

Rep. Dennis Bush isn't hopeful the Iowa Legislature will pass new rules this year restricting the use of eminent domain for private projects.

The Cherokee Republican, who represents O'Brien County in House District 3, said Friday in Sheldon that the mood among lawmakers regarding eminent domain law was tepid. He didn't expect any movement on the matter this session, but said the issue could be discussed in some form during the coming weeks.

Eminent domain has been a hot topic in rural Iowa over the past few months thanks to two proposed carbon dioxide pipelines that would cut through hundre...



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