New York joins global movement to scrap 'tampon tax'

New York state senate unanimously passed legislation to exempt tampons, sanitary napkins and panty liners from the state's four percent sales taxWomen in New York will soon save cents when purchasing sanitary products, as the state joins the global movement denouncing the so-called tampon tax as sexist and unfair. The bill will go to Governor Andrew Cuomo to be signed into law, following the states of Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania where similar legislation has already passed. “Repealing this out-of-touch tax has been decades in the making,” said New York state senator Susan Serino, who sponsored the bill.

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