A Vote For Science

SEA has put together a list of state ballot measures that involved science including info on what the end result was. The list can be found here and below. It was particularly interesting that Colorado rejected an amendment to the state constitution that defined “the moment in which an egg becomes an established “person.”” Also heartening was the passing of the Minnesota constitutional amendment to “allocate funding for protecting Minnesota’s water sources, environment, cultural heritage through an increased sales and use tax rate.” California, Proposition 7 By 2010, government-owned utilities must generate 20% of their electricity from renewable energy. By 2020, all utilities must be to levels of 40% and 50% by 2025. Californians for Solar and Clean Energy Californians Against Another Clostly Energy Scheme Did not pass. California, Proposition 10 To assist people in purchasing certain vehicles and to fund research in alternative fuel and renewable energy, $5 billion in bonds from California’s General Fund would be allocated Coalition for Energy Independence: Yes on Prop 10 Consumer Federation of California Did not pass. Colorado – Amendment 48 An amendment to define the moment in which an egg becomes an established “person.” Colorado for Equal Rights Protect Families, Protect Choice Did not pass. Georgia – Amendment 1 An amendment to advance preservation programs for the forests of Georgia through a reduction of property taxes on certain pieces of land. The Georgia Conservancy Georgia School Boards Association Passed. Michigan – Proposal 08-2 A proposal to expand embryonic stem cell research, with certain limitations on which embryos are appropriate for use. Stem Cell Research Ballot Question Committee Michigan Citizens Against Unrestricted Science and Experimentation Passed. Minnesota – Constitutional Amendment 1 An amendment to allocate funding for protecting Minnesota’s water sources, environment, cultural heritage through an increased sales and use tax rate. Yes for Minnesota Taxpayers League of Minnesota Passed. Missouri – Propostion C A proposition which would require investor-owned electric utilities to use renewable sources of electricity to a level of at least 2% of retail sales by 2011 and 15% by 2021. Missourians for Cleaner Cheaper Energy Passed.

Comments

  1. #1 Michael Stebbins
    November 6, 2008

    FIXED. Thanks for the tip.

  2. #2 Pumpkin Carving
    October 12, 2009

    Reversing the Stem Cell Ban – It’s quite simple: Barack Obama’s reversal of Bush’s stem cell ban is a victory for science. Instead of stem cells being thrown out with the trash, they now can be used to research cures for Alzeihers, Parkinsons and other horrible diseases. That’s a good thing, despite reactionary comments from the Right about stem cell farms and other tactics used to scare good people into immoral positions on the stem cell debate

  3. #3 Extenze Review
    December 5, 2009

    That’s a good thing, despite reactionary comments from the Right about stem cell farms and other tactics used to scare good people into immoral positions on the stem cell debate

  4. #4 Colon Cleansing
    December 5, 2009

    An amendment to allocate funding for protecting Minnesota’s water sources, environment, cultural heritage through an increased sales and use tax rate.

  5. #5 Resveratrol
    December 5, 2009

    That’s a good thing, despite reactionary comments from the Right about stem cell farms and other tactics used to scare good people into immoral positions on the stem cell debate.

  6. #6 sınırsız bilgi
    January 10, 2010

    Right about stem cell farms and other tactics used to scare good people into immoral positions on the stem cell debate

  7. #7 yemek tarifleri
    January 10, 2010

    That’s a good thing, despite reactionary comments from the Right about stem cell farms and other tactics used to scare good people into immoral positions on the stem cell debate

  8. #8 firma rehberi
    January 10, 2010

    government-owned utilities must generate 20% of their electricity from renewable energy.

  9. #9 Bowtrol
    March 24, 2010

    An amendment to allocate funding for protecting Minnesota’s water sources, environment, an increased sales and use tax rate.

  10. #10 Computer Freezes
    April 12, 2010

    Why doesn’t CA worry about getting themselves out of debt rather than trying to make sure their energy is ‘green’

  11. #11 Resveratrol Healthblog
    April 12, 2010

    Very happy to see these new proposals passing.

  12. #12 red pepper
    April 19, 2010

    It’s quite simple: Barack Obama’s reversal of Bush’s stem cell ban is a victory for science.

  13. #13 red pepper
    April 19, 2010

    That’s a good thing, despite reactionary comments from the Right about stem cell farms and other tactics used to scare good people into immoral positions on the stem cell debate

  14. #14 bowtrol
    May 6, 2010

    Barack Obama and Bush. A lovely pair!

  15. #15 estetik
    May 18, 2010

    It’s quite simple: Barack Obama’s reversal of Bush’s stem cell ban is a victory for science.

  16. #16 fix it pro
    May 31, 2010

    That’s a good thing, despite reactionary comments from the Right about stem cell farms and other tactics used to scare good people into immoral positions on the stem cell debate

  17. #17 Venapro
    June 29, 2010

    I think that there is way too much focus and resources being put on for renewable energy. It seems that all of the current forms of renewable energy we have out there will not ever be a permanent resource that will replace oil. We should be spending money on research to find that renewable source and also drilling our own oil.

  18. #18 biber hapi
    July 5, 2010

    I think that there is way too much focus and resources being put on for renewable energy. It seems that all of the current forms of renewable energy we have out there will not ever be a permanent resource that will replace oil. We should be spending money on research to find that renewable source and also drilling our own oil.

  19. #19 Thyromine
    July 30, 2010

    California really needs to get it’s act together. They are pretty near bankruptcy as it is.

  20. #20 insurance Kirkland
    August 27, 2010

    Stem cell research just should not be sidelined completely.I do not agree with abortion. However, there are a large number of miscarriages and other factors where this material can be procured. Just to sideline it completely is foolish.

    Stacy Johnson, Seattle Wa

  21. #21 skin tag removal
    January 11, 2011

    Although there are some complications and issues regarding the said ballot and the previous election, so far it has been done peacefully. I think the new administration looks forward to having their people to have a new approach to the next election.
    ___
    Lindy

  22. #22 wart removal
    March 10, 2011

    Is there any info on a certain ballot for voting on this year’s science affairs? I would love to get updated on it.

  23. #23 orjin krem
    April 8, 2011

    I think that there is way too much focus and resources being put on for renewable energy. It seems that all of the current forms of renewable energy we have out there will not ever be a permanent resource that will replace oil. We should be spending money on research to find that renewable source and also drilling our own oil.

  24. #24 6 pack abs`
    June 14, 2011

    The research for stem cells must be cheer up. They represent the cure for many diseases. I have no doubt.

  25. #25 youhajn
    June 18, 2011

    Your article tell us taht allocate funding for protecting Minnesota’s water sources, environment, cultural heritage through an increased sales and use tax rate. I think it should be adopted.

  26. #26 stage 4 lung cancer
    June 18, 2011

    It seems that all of the current forms of renewable energy will not permanent resource that will replace oil.

  27. #27 Febreze Coupons
    July 19, 2011

    Thanks for ballot measures news

  28. #28 Wrinkle Cream
    July 22, 2011

    I think that there is way too much focus and resources being put on for renewable energy. It seems that all of the current forms of renewable energy we have out there will not ever be a permanent resource that will replace oil.

  29. #29 Jon 8 pack abs
    August 15, 2011

    Instead of focusing on the negatives of stem cell research we need to consider some positives. There will always be pro and cons when you consider any sort of scientific brealthrough’s.

  30. #30 stop sweating
    August 20, 2011

    I do hope my post here won’t be deleted. There are quite many spammers here but I am not one of them. I am just curious how they behave.

  31. #31 Crime in South Africa
    August 25, 2011

    Thanks for the ballot news. This is very interesting, the comments on this post are equally interesting.

  32. #32 tracking blackberry
    September 15, 2011

    It absolutely was particularly interesting that Colorado rejected an amendment on the state constitution that defined “the moment during which an egg becomes a recognised PERSON. That’€™s a good thing, despite reactionary comments from your Right about stem cell farms and various other tactics used to threaten good people into immoral positions to the stem cell debate.

  33. #33 erdic63
    October 24, 2011

    I do hope my post here won’t be deleted. There are quite many spammers here but I am not one of them. I am just curious how they behave.

  34. #34 wartrol
    January 9, 2012

    You know what that’s really decent stuff which you shared with us & I highly appreciated !

  35. #35 phen375
    January 13, 2012

    You really did share some decent information on science, which is pretty useful !

  36. #36 Watch Tv on a Mac
    May 1, 2012

    Who exactly decides when the egg becomes an actual person? While I am not pro for or against, I am just interested.

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