Statement Signing of Stem Cell Legislation by Gov. Corzine
by President Richard L. McCormick, Rutgers,
The State University of New Jersey
July 26, 2007
Manager of Science Communications
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
732-932-7084 ext. 652
The Rutgers community applauds Gov. Jon Corzine for signing landmark legislation today to place a stem cell research bond question on November’s statewide ballot. The governor appropriately puts a decision before the people of New Jersey on an initiative that has the potential to greatly enhance their lives. If voters approve the referendum, the state will have the authority to borrow $450 million to fund stem cell research.
This initiative builds upon a foundation already put in place by Gov. Corzine and the New Jersey Legislature. With voter approval, research funds will be made available that can help realize the potential of stem cells in the development of new treatments and cures for a host of diseases, disorders and injuries.