Wisconsin reaction, to President Bush's latest stem cell research veto. "It's a bad day for researchers, and it's a bad day for patients across the country," says John Rogers, president of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek Government Affairs in Milwaukee. What the president is basically saying is, he's not willing to fund all forms of research," says Rogers, who's worked with Governor Jim Doyle and Michael J. Fox on the stem cell issue. Rogers compares the federally approved stem cell lines to Windows 95 — really old. And he predicts this latest Bush veto is not the end: "I think that this will be an issue in the upcoming election." Just as he did last year, President Bush Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have allowed federal money for research on expanded stem cell lines.
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