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Repeal of state sales tax on tampons headed to Ohio governor

Posted: 7:16 AM, Oct 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-24 07:16:21-04
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposal repealing Ohio's sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products is headed to the governor.

The measure cleared the Ohio Senate on Wednesday in a 30-1 vote after earlier winning unanimous approval in the Ohio House.

Republican State Rep. Niraj Antani, of Miamisburg, and Democratic state Rep. Brigid Kelly, of Cincinnati, co-sponsored legislation repealing the so-called "pink tax."

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The repeal language was folded into another bill to provide a tax credit to teachers who buy school supplies.

Kelly says making medically necessary products more accessible to women and girls ensure they're "better able to lead a healthful life" so they can regularly attend school, go to work and participate in personal events.