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Tuesday, February 27, 2007
And Indiana Wants To Be A Leader In Bio-Life Sciences?
Gov. Mitch Daniels' proposal to privatize the Hoosier Lottery and use the proceeds from the sale to invest in higher education to stem Indiana's "Brain Drain" has become somewhat of a paradox. Yesterday, the Senate adopted by a vote of 32-17 an amendment authored by the chamber's resident religious wing nut, Sen. Jeff Drozda (R-Westfield), which bars any grant funds from being used to conduct embryonic stem cell research. The extremist position was favored by, well, the entire Senate Republican caucus. The Senate went on to approve the Lottery privatization today on third reading. Here's the list of Republican senators voting in favor of Drozda's amendment:
Alting Gard Long Steele Becker Heinold Lubbers Walker Boots Hershman Merritt Waltz Bray Jackman Miller Waterman Delph Kenley Mishler Weatherwax Dillon Kruse Nugent Wyss Drozda Landske Paul Young, M Ford Lawson Riegsecker Zakas