May 8, 2019
California's Newsom announces plans to end taxes on tampons, diapers
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Tuesday announced plans to end taxes on tampons and diapers and to introduce longer-paid parental leave, in a preview to the state's annual budget, which he'll present this week.
Why it matters: Newsom noted that 1 in 3 U.S. families struggle to afford diapers, which cost up to $1,200 a year per family. "California women spend $20 million annually in taxes on menstrual products, paying on average $7 a month for 40 years of their lives," he said in a statement.