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California Governor Gavin Newsom will propose repealing state sales taxes on tampons and diapers, championing a cause that has lingered at the margins of the Democrat-controlled state legislature for years but never gained traction.
Bay Area public radio station KQED reported Tuesday:
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At a meeting with the Legislative Women’s Caucus, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday announced plans to include the parent-friendly sales tax exemptions in his budget proposal for the coming fiscal year. The move would cost the state upward of $56 million a year in lost tax revenue, according to previous estimates.
But the governor’s office argued that giving working families financial breathing room, particularly on items they have little choice but to purchase, is worth it.
Food - Medicine - Tampons - Diapers - California
Unlike most food and medicine, tampons and diapers are not exempt from California sales tax because they are technically considered luxuries, not necessities.
In 2016, a bipartisan duo of female lawmakers proposed repealing the sales tax on tampons, arguing that women faced...
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