Pawtucket wants ‘square deal’ under eminent domain

NEW LAW: Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity CEO Mike Stenhouse believes a new law – requiring a 100% reimbursement rate for property taken by eminent domain within three opportunity zones in Pawtucket – is directed at the redevelopment of the former Apex department store.
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NEW LAW: Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity CEO Mike Stenhouse believes a new law – requiring a 100% reimbursement rate for property taken by eminent domain within three opportunity zones in Pawtucket – is directed at the redevelopment of the former Apex department store.
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The legislator behind a new law that matches tax-increment financing authority with federal opportunity zones in Pawtucket says the change it makes to existing statewide eminent domain regulations is limited to the city, and is not intended to be permanent. The conservative-leaning Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity in Cranston is considering ways to…

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