California’s latest proposition is something every state should take a lesson from. Sacramento lawmakers are attempting to stop taxing diapers and tampons, making up for the financial loss by increasing the tax on hard liquor.
“It’s time to tax liquor before ladies,” says assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens). According to KTLA, the bill is the second attempt made by Garcia and fellow female assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher to end sales tax on diapers and tampons. Both times, the bill was unanimously passed by the legislature. But it was ultimately vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown, due to the “cost to state and local budgets.”
We’ve got bigger hopes for round two; Brown’s first veto is really cramping our style.