Tuesday, 6 November 2007

New Jersey Voters Defeat Stem Cell Measure

New Jersey Voters Defeat Stem Cell Measure Wednesday, 07 November 2007 In a stunning defeat for Gov. Jon S. Corzine, New Jersey voters on Tuesday rejected a ballot measure that would have permitted the state to borrow $450 million for stem cell research. The defeat of the stem cell measure by a resounding 53-47 percent margin dealt a sharp blow to Mr. Corzine, who had campaigned heavily for it and had contributed $200,000 to the effort. But at midnight, Mr. Corzine’s press secretary said the governor was not ready to concede. “Regardless of the outcome, New Jersey will continue to create a climate where stem cell research can thrive,” said the spokeswoman, Lilo Stainton. ......... ZenMaster


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NJ to vote on stem cell bond act The state decides on $450 million for research Tuesday, 06 November 2007 New Jersey residents will vote today (November 6) whether to devote $450 million to stem cell research over the next ten years. The referendum, introduced by state Governor Jon Corzine in July, would, if passed, put New Jersey among a group of states, including California, New York and Massachusetts, that have devoted extensive funds to stem cell research. According to the Governor's press release, this act "authorizes the sale of state general obligation funds in the amount of $450 million over 10 years" to be given to stem cell researchers. Last year, Corzine signed into law a bill that provided $270 million for new research facilities — $150 million of which will go to the New Jersey Stem Cell Institute. Recently, New Jersey has allocated smaller grants to support stem cell research, but on the whole the state has been somewhat behind other states. ......... ZenMaster
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