State house moves to eliminate tampon tax.
The Michigan House of Representatives passed a pair of bills that would get rid of use and sales taxes on feminine hygiene products.
It’s the latest in a years-long effort to make those items tax free.
Democratic state Representative Tenisha Yancey is a bill sponsor.
She says she feels like the effort gained traction this year because the governor announced it as a priority going into the budget process.
"And I don’t know if it’s because we now have a female governor who understands it or if it’s because it was just the right timing in terms of what the budget looked like."
This past summer, a lawsuit failed to overturn Michigan’s so-called “tampon tax” as a violation of state and federal equal protection guarantees.
If the bills succeed, Michigan would join more than a dozen other states to add a feminine hygiene product exemption to its tax code.