Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Thursday signed into law the first bill in a package eliminating the tax on menstrual products.
Two bills aimed at ending taxes on menstrual products on Thursday passed through the House Tax Policy Committee.
For the past six years, Democratic state lawmakers in Michigan have introduced legislation that would end the sales and use tax on menstrual products. But, each time the bills were introduced, they never garnered enough support from Republicans that the legislation would make it to the governor’s desk. But this year that could change.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told the Michigan Advance Thursday that her Fiscal Year 2022 budget plan will include a provision to end the Michigan sales tax on menstrual products, commonly referred to as the “tampon tax.”