The Danbury (CT) News Times has an editorial about the proposed eminent domain reform in Connecticut. The bill doesn't go very far in protecting property owners, but at least it's a step:
As approved by the legislature, this proposed law prohibits municipalities from taking private property just to increase tax revenues. It requires local legislative bodies (not just redevelopment agencies) to hold a public hearing on a taking proposal, approve the taking by a two-thirds majority and pay 125 percent of fair market value.
And here's more from the Hartford Courant.