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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott joins other key Republicans in supporting repealing the “tampon tax”

Posted on AllSides August 19th, 2022
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Annie Mulligan for The Texas Tribune

On Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott signaled support for a yearslong call by women's health care advocates to remove taxes on menstrual products like like tampons, sanitary pads and pantyliners. His statement comes after Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar and state Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, voiced their support from eliminating the "tampon tax" on Thursday.

Hegar and Huffman said they’d support efforts in next year’s legislative session to make such products nontaxable.

Other health care necessities, such as medicine and bandages, are exempt from sales tax in Texas. Advocates have called for the repeal of the tax, arguing that...

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