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Ford: Legislation to support cancer research passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 28, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) that would allow Hoosiers to designate their state income tax refund for cancer research unanimously passed the Senate on Monday, Jan. 27.

Currently, residents of Indiana can choose to allocate all or part of their income tax refund to:

• K-12 schools;

• The Military Family Relief Fund; or

• The Indiana Nongame Wildlife Fund.

Senate Bill 66 would add an additional item to this list, giving Hoosiers the opportunity to put their income tax refund towards cancer research at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center and the Purdue Center for Cancer Research.

“Cancer impacts each of us, whether through our own personal diagnoses, or that of a loved one,” Ford said. “This is a great opportunity for Hoosiers to support finding a cure, and I’m very pleased to see this bill move on to the Indiana House of Representatives for consideration.”


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