LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, and officials from the American Red Cross in Michigan on Wednesday attended a ceremonial bill signing with Gov. Rick Snyder on Jones’ legislation to allow residents to make voluntary donations on their state tax returns in support of the American Red Cross.
Joining Jones for the bill signing were Kimberly Burton, CEO — American Red Cross Michigan Region; John H. Cauley, Jr., CEO — Mid-Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross; Tiana Gee, CEO — American Red Cross Southwest Michigan; Bill Lukens, American Red Cross State and Community Relations representative; Tony Lasher, CEO — East Central Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross; Mike Mitchell, CEO — American Red Cross of West Michigan; and Jess Averill-Hammond, legislative director for Sen. Jones.
Senate Bills 428 and 429 were signed officially in June. The bills create an individual income tax checkoff in support of the American Red Cross in Michigan, allowing taxpayers to choose to direct $5, $10, or more of their income tax return to the organization.
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