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Tampon tax driving product prices sky high

Tampon tax driving product prices sky high

Alaina Bigelow,
Contributor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Metro, Opinion

In March of this year, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia and Lorenza Gonzalez Fletcher proposed a bill that would increase the tax on hard liquor and get rid of the tax on female “luxury items.” More than a year ago Democratic Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would remove the tax on femini...

Should men carry feminine hygiene products?

Should men carry feminine hygiene products?

Elizabeth Avalos,
Staff Writer

April 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Almost every woman can share at least one traumatic story that starred Aunt Flo. After all, she is the most inconsiderate aunt of all aunts. Some months she arrives early and unannounced, while other months she arrives late with a thirst for vengeance. Or shall I say, leak of vengeance? About a month ago, a...

The Cost of Being a Woman

The Cost of Being a Woman

Elizabeth Avalos,
Staff Writer

February 18, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

The push to eliminate the state sales tax on menstrual products in the state of California is stronger than ever. In late January, the California State Board of Equalization, which oversees state taxes, endorsed a newly introduced bill that will exempt menstrual sanitary products from the state sales tax. Assemb...

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