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Whitmer signs law to end tax on feminine hygiene products

A picture taken in Nantes on February 24, 2016 shows tampons.
 (Loic Venance/Getty Images)
A picture taken in Nantes on February 24, 2016 shows tampons. (Loic Venance/Getty Images)

A new law signed today (THU) by Governor Gretchen Whitmer will lift the 6 percent state sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products.

“By slapping a tax on top of all that essential spending, we’re taking resources away from families that could have gone toward paying the bills, putting food on the table, or saving for a car or for a home or an education or a retirement.” said Whitmer.

Whitmer supported similar bills when she served in the Legislature. It took years to build a winning coalition to adopt the legislation. But the two bills to lift the tax cleared the Legislature with wide bipartisan support.