Exempt Diapers and Tampons from Taxes? Nice Idea but Poor Policy

A much-publicized bill that would exempt diapers, tampons and other feminine health products from sales taxes – and pay for it with a liquor tax hike – stalled in committee this week, and its sponsors are understandably upset. (Dan Walters in The Sacramento Bee, 5/9/17)

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Why Penalizing Small Restaurants Won’t Reduce Litter

The latest attempt failed last week when the California Senate rejected Senate Bill 705. It does not reduce litter or waste and only adversely harms family-owned and mom-and-pop restaurants. It … Continue reading »