California stem cell advocates submit signatures for $5.5 billion bond measure – San Francisco Chronicle

Supporters of a proposed $5.5 billion bond measure that would keep California’s stem cell research institute in business say they have submitted enough signatures to qualify it for the November ballot.

The campaign behind the initiative pleaded for people to mail in thousands of signatures last month, after the state’s stay-at-home order during the coronavirus pandemic all but halted the efforts of signature gatherers who ordinarily collect petitions in public places.