LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan residents could contribute to funds aimed at fighting Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's disease through their income tax returns under legislation nearing final approval in Lansing.
Bills set for passage Wednesday in the state Senate already have passed the House.
Money in one new checkoff fund would be donated to Alzheimer's groups to help unpaid caregivers of Alzheimer's patients. Money in the ALS of Michigan Fund would support research to find a cure for ALS, provide services to patients and support ALS clinics in the state.
Another bill up for a vote would create an income tax checkoff for the Amber Alert program.
Michigan had seven voluntary checkoff funds for the 2012 tax year. Other funds have been dropped for not raising enough from taxpayers.