2006 Texas Republican Party Platform

 

On Saturday, June 3, 2006, the Republican Party of Texas adopted their 2006 State Republican Party Platform. Under the first section of their platform, titled Preserving American Freedom, is a plank specific to the Trans-Texas Corridor. It reads:

"Trans-Texas Corridor Because there are issues of confiscation of private land, State and National sovereignty and other similar concerns, we urge the repeal of the Trans-Texas Corridor legislation." [page P-4]

Also under the first section of their platform, titled Preserving American Freedom, is a plank addressing the use of eminent domain. It reads:

"Eminent Domain We support limiting the definition of eminent domain to exclude seizing private property for public or private economic development or for increased tax revenues. We urge the Legislature to amend the Texas Property Code to protect the rights of private property owners by notification of their rights under the law with regard to condemnation and to require the condemner to show the just need for the action by petitioning a court of jurisdiction with significant due process safeguards for the land owner. We believe that the taking of property should follow with immediate compensation to the property owner." [page P-3]

And, under the first section of their platform, titled Strengthening the Economy of Texas and America, is another new plank addressing tolls. It reads:

"Tolls on Existing Roads We oppose tolls charged for traversing previously toll free roadways and disallow continued tolls except for maintenance on existing toll roads already paid for." [page P-14]

 

 

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This Page Last Updated: Saturday December 16, 2006

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