Governor Haley Barbour issued the following statement on the House of Representatives vote today to override his veto of House Bill 803:

“Today’s House vote on eminent domain is disastrous for job creation and economic development in Mississippi. In the debate on the House floor, it was said job creation is not the Legislature’s job.
Well, the House vote today is certainly a vote against job creation.

“If House Bill 803 had been the law then, Nissan, Toyota, and many other major employers would not have located in Mississippi.

“I urge the Senate to vote for jobs and to sustain my veto of House Bill 803.”

Governor Haley Barbour Press Release
3/24/9