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Ford: Legislation to support cancer research passes Senate Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 22, 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 Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

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.

“Both Indiana University and Purdue University are conducting top notch cancer research,” Ford said. “This is one way for our state to support their efforts and help find a cure for one of the leading causes of death in Indiana and the entire U.S.”

SB 66 will now be considered by the full Senate.


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