RALEIGH (AP) -- State laws that bar land condemnation solely for economic development don't go far enough for some lawmakers.
A group of them want voters to decide whether to emboss the policy in the state constitution.
After failing to get a proposed constitutional amendment on last year's ballot, House members have renewed their effort.
A bill co-sponsored by 96 of the chamber's 120 members would ask voters in November to amend the constitution so "private property shall not be taken except for a public use."
Supporters say the amendment is needed to make sure loopholes -- which were approved last year -- don't show up in future laws.
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