Public Oversight for California's Stem-Cell Research?

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Prop 71 passed overwhelmingly last month to put the State of California in the business of stem-cell research, with the promise of cures and preventions for mankind's worst diseases. But as scientists and grant-makers met this week in Irvine to map strategies for spending $3 billion in bond money over the next ten years, little known provisions of the measure are making even supporters uneasy, despite reassurances from real estate developer Robert Klein, who played a big role in the campaign to pass the proposition. We hear more from Laura Mecoy, who's covering the story for the Sacramento Bee, and State Senator Deborah Ortiz of Sacramento County, a long time supporter of stem-cell research who believes some changes are needed to make protect taxpayers.
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San Diego Mayor Dick Murhpy

SD City Councilwoman Donna Frye

Mayoral candidate Donna Frye

LaVelle's article on San Diego mayoral election wrangle

Proposition 71: Stem Cell Research

Sen Ortiz's legislation to administer/oversee stem cell research

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers on legal challenge

California Air Resources Board

Federal Clean Air Act

Rogers' article on auto emission lawsuit



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton