stem cell research http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Opponents challenge MOSIRA fund with lawsuit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/opponents-challenge-mosira-fund-lawsuit <p>A lawsuit has been filed that challenges the creation of a new fund to offer state incentives to science or technology companies.</p><p>The Missouri Roundtable for Life and Missouri Right to Life said Thursday the new fund should be void.</p><p>Legislators <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mosira-signed-law-designed-lure-science-and-technology-companies-mo">created the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act this year</a> during a special legislative session.</p> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 22:30:37 +0000 The Associated Press 2590 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Opponents challenge MOSIRA fund with lawsuit Mo. House passed MOSIRA incentives, but bill could still fail http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-passed-mosira-incentives-bill-could-still-fail <p><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">Missouri lawmakers have quit working&nbsp;this week without agreeing on the details of a bill overhauling<br />Missouri&#39;s tax credits and business incentives&nbsp;that had been touted as the marquee issue of a special session that began Sept. 6. There seems to be little chance of resolving the stalemate, but the two chambers did agree to keep<br />the special session going in case a compromise can be reached later.</font></font></p><p><em>Our earlier story:</em></p> Fri, 23 Sep 2011 18:43:26 +0000 The Associated Press 2110 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House passed MOSIRA incentives, but bill could still fail U.S. Sen. Kirk calls for action on stem cell law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-sen-kirk-calls-action-stem-cell-law <p>A Chicago-based scientist says he&#39;s grateful to U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk for siding with legislation that backs stem cell research.</p><p>Kirk on Monday <a href="http://kirk.senate.gov/?p=press_release&amp;id=213">called for congressional action</a> to codify an executive order on the research<a href="http://articles.cnn.com/2009-03-09/politics/obama.stem.cells_1_cancer-and-spinal-cord-embryonic-cell-research?_s=PM:POLITICS"> issued by President Barack Obama in 2009</a>.</p><p>Dr. John Kessler directs a stem cell research institute at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.</p> Mon, 06 Jun 2011 18:24:26 +0000 The Associated Press 1372 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org U.S. Sen. Kirk calls for action on stem cell law