Trade Sales Tax on Tampons and Diapers for Higher Booze Tax? No Way, Committee Says

A proposal to exempt diapers and feminine hygiene products from California sales taxes was killed in committee Monday after the authors refused to remove a provision that would have paid for the exemption by increasing an excise tax on hard liquor. (The Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert, 5/8/17)

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