‘Tampon tax’ expected to be thing of the past

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ALBANY – The State Senate has passed Senator Susan Serino’s bill repealing the so-called “tampon tax” sales tax on women’s personal hygiene products.
The Assembly had previously approved the measure, which is expected to be signed by Governor Cuomo.
“Repealing this out-of-touch tax has been decades in the making,” Serino (R, Hyde Park) said. “There are many issues that simply transcend politics and a unanimous vote in both houses tells you that this is certainly one of them.”
She urged the governor to sign the bill as soon as possible. “New York women have waited long enough.” Cuomo, meanwhile, said he will sign the legislation.