In November 2008, a majority of Michigan voters — and a majority of Livingston County voters — cast ballots to amend the constitution to specifically allow stem cell research to be conducted here.
Actually, voters went further — they told lawmakers to keep their hands off stem cell research. Drafters of Proposal 2 feared the Legislature would try to tamper with the proposal, so they included wording that the state could not pass laws that “restrict, obstruct or discourage” stem cell research. Voters approved that wording, too.