California tampon tax survives due to Governor Brown’s veto

Citing fiscal concerns, Governor Brown vetoed a bill that would have ended the sales tax on tampons and other feminine supplies.  This bill, as well as another bill to end sales tax on diapers, although passed unanimously by the legislature did not survive the governors veto.  Another bill which would have conformed to a federal law granting tax relief from cancellation of debt income through a short sale or foreclosure of someone’s home was also vetoed.  So CA can’t afford to help struggling young mothers with diapers or feminine products.  Nor can they afford to give tax relief to those who lost their homes, but hey,  we have been promised that someday we will have a bullet train.

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