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Update on Key TBED Issues, Referenda from Around the Country

November 01, 2004

The Oct. 25 issue of the SSTI Weekly Digest previewed ballot issues in six states that would have implications for their respective state efforts to grow a knowledge-based economy. The unofficial results at press time for each are provided below:

  • Arizona -- Proposition 102, allowing university tech transfer authority, failed with 527 percent voting against.
  • Arkansas -- Amendment Two, allowing state to issue $500 million in bonds for economic development, passed with 61.9 percent in favor.
  • California -- Proposition 71, $3 billion stem cell research, passed with 59 percent in favor
  • Maine -- Question 1, a property tax cap, failed with 63 percent against.
  • Rhode Island -- Question 13, authorizing $50 million in bonds for a biotechnology center, passed with 57.9 percent approving.
  • Utah -- Amendment Two, allowing university tech transfer authority, passed with 57.5 percent in favor.