"Pink Tax"

Dan Konik

21 bills were signed into law in Ohio in 2019, including the new $69-billion two-year budget, a controversial energy bill that reduced or eliminated clean energy standards and an abortion bill that was put on hold by a federal court before it could take effect.

Ohio Statehouse
Statehouse News Bureau

The Ohio House has unanimously reversed that, passing a bill that would restore that tax break for those professions.

Left to Right - Republican Sen. Rob Portman, Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown
Statehouse News Bureau

The 2017 Republican tax law changes are in full effect this year, and the average federal tax refund is down nearly 9 percent from a year ago. The law lowers federal withholding paychecks and increases the standard deduction for individuals, but it also takes away some deductions. And if taxpayers haven’t adjusted their withholding, they might find themselves with smaller refunds or even owing money this year. What do Ohio's senators think about this?  

Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) w/ Rep. Niraj Antani (R-Dayton) and other supporters of the legislation
Jo Ingles

Once again, a proposal to eliminate sales tax on feminine hygiene products has resurfaced in the Ohio Legislature. But this time, it has bi-partisan co-sponsors. And it has a companion bill that goes one step further. 

Shane Walker

Democratic lawmakers in the Ohio House who have been pushing for years to eliminate sales tax for feminine hygiene products were finally able to get it through – and nearly unanimously. But this time, it was part of a larger tax related bill.

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Jo Ingles

Backers of a bill that would exempt feminine hygiene supplies from the state sales tax say it’s simply not fair that women in Ohio are paying taxes on medical supplies they need. 

Jo Ingles

A Democratic state representative who some saw as a possible candidate for higher office is leaving the legislature after just winning election to her second term.

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Some Ohio lawmakers are pushing a bill that they say would save consumers, and in particular women, about $4 million a year. 

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There are two efforts underway to make feminine hygiene products tax-free in Ohio.