Tribune endorsements: Our recommendations on California’s 12 ballot measures

San Luis Obispo Tribune
By The Tribune Editorial Board
October 14, 2020

Here’s a synopsis of all 12 measures, along with The Tribune’s recommendations. 

PROPOSITION 14 

A $5.5 billion bond measure that would allow continued research on stem cell treatments. 

Our recommendation: Yes 

Previous funding resulted in research that saved and improved lives — curing more than 50 tiny “bubble baby” patients, developing two treatments for otherwise fatal blood cancers, and making strides against diabetes, blindness, paralysis and more. 

Prop. 14 would expand research in diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke and epilepsy, and keep on track other work in ALS, heart and kidney disease, multiple sclerosis, HIV and much more. That’s worth every cent.