stem cell research

MO Statehouse / MOSIRA
4:30 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

Opponents challenge MOSIRA fund with lawsuit

(via Flickr/breahn)

A lawsuit has been filed that challenges the creation of a new fund to offer state incentives to science or technology companies.

The Missouri Roundtable for Life and Missouri Right to Life said Thursday the new fund should be void.

Legislators created the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act this year during a special legislative session.

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MO special session
1:43 pm
Fri September 23, 2011

Mo. House passed MOSIRA incentives, but bill could still fail

Mo. Capitol
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Missouri lawmakers have quit working this week without agreeing on the details of a bill overhauling
Missouri's tax credits and business incentives 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
the special session going in case a compromise can be reached later.

Our earlier story:

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Mark Kirk / Stem Cell Law
1:24 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

U.S. Sen. Kirk calls for action on stem cell law

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill.
(Wikimedia Commons/United States Senate)

A Chicago-based scientist says he's grateful to U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk for siding with legislation that backs stem cell research.

Kirk on Monday called for congressional action to codify an executive order on the research issued by President Barack Obama in 2009.

Dr. John Kessler directs a stem cell research institute at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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