Signatures for stem cell initiative
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted May 17, 2004
More than 1 million signatures were collected by organizers of the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative, which seeks to ask the state's voters to approve a $3 billion stem cell research plan.
The Secretary of State's Office will announce by June 24 if there are enough valid signatures to get the initiative on the November ballot.
If voters OK the plan, the state would issue bonds and use the proceeds to fund $295 million of stem cell research annually for 10 years.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/05/17/prbf0517.htm.