A bill that would try and diminish the federal government’s power to acquire land through eminent domain for military training purposes passed through the House State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee today, on a bi-partisan vote of 7-4.

Rep. Terrance Carroll, D-Denver, joined three Colorado Springs Republicans, Reps. Liston, Cadman, and Lambert, in opposing the bill.

On the other side, Rep. Lundberg, R-Berthoud, voted with Democrats for the measure. While many concerned citizens testified on the consequences of the Army’s planned expansion of its Pi

Erin Rosa was born in Spain and raised in Colorado Springs. She is a freelance writer currently living in Denver. Rosa's work has been featured in a variety of news outlets including the Huffington Post, Democracy Now!, and the Rocky Mountain Chronicle, an alternative-weekly in Northern Colorado where she worked as a columnist covering the state legislature. Rosa has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting on lobbying and woman's health issues. She was also tapped with a rare honorable mention award by the Newspaper Guild-CWA's David S. Barr Award in 2008--only the second such honor conferred in its nine-year history--for her investigative series covering the federal government's Supermax prison in the state. Rosa covers the labor community, corrections, immigration and government transparency matters. She can be reached at erosa@www.coloradoindependent.com.