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The council voted to reclassify the feminine hygiene products as "medical necessities," exempting them from taxation. Right now they are subject to a 10.25 percent sales tax, a combination of city and state taxes. The vote will only remove Chicago’s portion of that tax, which is a modest 1.25 percent. Removing the rest of the sales tax would require action at the state level.
Still, Chicago’s action puts the city at the forefront of a national movement to remove taxation on products considered basic necessities that only women are forced to buy. So far, seven states, including Illinois, are considering measures to exempt these products from their sales tax codes. Go deeper: Here’s a handy map of all the states that tax pads and tampons.Five women have brought the issue to court.
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Each state has a former Yankees outfielder—Florida resident Johnny Damon and Ohio native Paul O’Neill—urging them to cast a ballot for Donald Trump. Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer, meanwhile, has endorsed his state governor, John Kasich, who is also nominally Meyer’s boss, although the coach is the state’s highest-paid public official. These endorsements are notable mostly because they are so rare. Usually athletes keep their mouths shut. While the days of the activist athlete are largely over, big-money sports owners are filling the coffers of presidential campaigns and their not (officially) affiliated super PACs—only they don’t seem to know how to pick a winner.
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