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Otter’s IGEM initiative passes House, 63-2

House Speaker Lawerence Denney presides over the House on Monday. (Betsy Russell)
House Speaker Lawerence Denney presides over the House on Monday. (Betsy Russell)

Gov. Butch Otter's IGEM initiative, a $5 million push to speed commercialization of university research into commercial products, has passed the House on a 63-2 vote, with just Reps. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, and Lenore Barrett, R-Challis, objecting. The bill, HB 546, now moves to a Senate committee. It would direct $1 million toward grants for startup businesses or technologies, $2 million to the Center for Advanced Energy Studies, and $2 million to the state's public universities for research.




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