Missouri's New Property Rights Czar

Late Thursday, Governor Matt Blunt issued a press release regarding the creation of a new position to protect Missouri citizens from eminent domain ordinances. He labeled the new position "Property Czar" and assigned Paul Anthony Martin to the position. The press release quotes Martin:
"The more information we can provide Missourians the better prepared they will be to stand up for their property ownership rights and protect themselves from eminent domain abuse," said Mr. Martin. "Eminent domain abuse thrives in the shadows of misinformation and lack of knowledge. In this position, I will provide information to Missourians about their property rights, cast light on unscrupulous abusers and ensure property owners have a thorough understanding of the schemes and tactics that abusers use to hurt people."

Missouri Political News Service released his salary $60,000 and phone number 573-751-4857.