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California tampon tax must go, legislators say

Lawmakers rally to end California tampon tax

Legislators from both parties held a rally to repeal a tax on feminine hygiene products ahead of a legislative hearing on April 4, 2016 in Sacramento.
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Legislators from both parties held a rally to repeal a tax on feminine hygiene products ahead of a legislative hearing on April 4, 2016 in Sacramento.

Rarely do Democrats and Republicans find common ground on tax policy, but tampons offer an exception.

With a bill to exempt feminine hygiene products from sales taxes headed to its first vote on Monday, legislators from both parties gathered at the Capitol in support of lifting a tax they said punishes women. They got support from a member of the state Board of Equalization – the tax board has backed lifting the policy – and a pair of precocious college student twins.

Jeremy B. White: 916-326-5543, @CapitolAlert

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