tampon tax

Governor Rick Scott suggested a chainsaw but lawmakers preferred a scalpel when it comes to the latest round of tax cuts. 

Women have gained more financial power in recent years. But they’re still paid less than men and as technology makes it easier to comparison shop, women in Florida and across the country are realizing they’re paying more at the checkout counter. It’s known as the “pink tax.”

More than $400 million in taxes will be cut in the upcoming fiscal year.
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Most states tax feminine hygiene products as “luxury items.” But state lawmakers across the U.S., including in Florida, are introducing so-called “tampon tax” legislation.