Friday, October 29, 2004

Prop 71

Jeff and I were talking over lunch about Proposition 71, a bond measure that would provide $3B of funding for stem-cell research in California.

The latest issue of the Metro had this article which covers some of the basics, and gives some background info.

One of the cons to the measure is something that came up in our discussion: the funding is tied to stem-cell research, which may end up being a research dead-end. The other, of course, is the price tag. With California being in a budget crisis, is now the right time to rack up $6B in debt?

Summary of prop 71 from SmartVoter.org.

Still haven't decided which way I'll vote on this issue, but I think it's worthy of consideration.

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