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."
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.