Councilors want tax on feminine hygiene products, nappies removed

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Two Subway councilors are co-sponsoring two resolutions to urge state lawmakers to eliminate the sales tax on feminine hygiene products and diapers, saying it’s time the state kept its hands out of women’s pockets. Councilors Cassie Chambers-Armstrong and Paula McCraney are the sponsors of the resolutions. “Both are asking the general assembly to stop collecting sales tax on items our state doesn’t have to make money from and these are feminine hygiene issues like tampons and diapers” , said Cassie Chambers-Armstrong. and the women agree. “It’s a necessity for everyone,” said Sean Holland. “We have to take care of children, we have to take care of women, we all come from mothers. I think that’s the right thing to do.” “You see a lot of misogyny and you see it embroiled in our government and a lot of old people are making these laws, especially about this stuff, so it’s really messed up and it’s good that they’re doing this,” he said. said Trisha Eedarapalli. Both counselors support him with data. “Kentucky is the third worst job for women and 13% of women are in poverty and 45.5% of working women and single mothers are in poverty, so it’s time for us to look at the things that are exclusive for them and give them some kind of breathing space,” McCraney said. It wouldn’t be something lawmakers haven’t heard before. Since 2018, Rep. Attica Scott has been pushing for the elimination of the tax of 6% sale on items by introducing bills, but none were successful. “We have to do something about this to uplift ourselves, to take care of our women,” Holland said. “We’re growing here, trying to do things everywhere, but we have to take care of the homeland first.” Although the resolutions are not binding, these advisers hope to send a message. “Everyone can come together and recognize that there is acts as a common sense policy s and that it will kind of give the people of Frankfurt some cover to say that at least we need to have an audience on this,” Chambers-Armstrong said. The resolutions were in first reading at Thursday’s council meeting. Councilors are hoping he can get enough support to pass so he can head to Frankfurt.

Two Subway councilors are co-sponsoring two resolutions to urge state lawmakers to eliminate the sales tax on feminine hygiene products and diapers, saying it’s time the state kept its hands out of women’s pockets.

Councilors Cassie Chambers-Armstrong and Paula McCraney are the sponsors of the resolutions.

“Both are asking the general assembly to stop collecting sales tax on items that our state doesn’t have to make money from and these are feminine hygiene issues like tampons and diapers,” said Cassie Chambers-Armstrong.

This is something both men and women agree with.

“It’s a necessity for everyone,” said Sean Holland. “We have to take care of children, we have to take care of women, we all come from mothers. I think that’s the right thing to do.”

“You see a lot of misogyny and you see it embroiled in our government and a lot of old people are making these laws, especially about this stuff, so it’s really messed up and it’s good that they’re doing this,” he said. said Trisha Eedarapalli. .

Both counselors support him with data.

“Kentucky is the third worst job for women and 13% of women are in poverty and 45.5% of working women and single mothers are in poverty, so it’s time for us to look at the things that are exclusive to them and give them some kind of respite,” McCraney said.

It wouldn’t be something lawmakers haven’t heard before. Since 2018, Representative Attica Scott has been pushing for the elimination of the 6% sales tax on items by introducing invoices, but none have achieved success.

“We have to do something about it to uplift ourselves, to take care of our women,” Holland said. “We grow up here, try to do things each and everywhere, but first we have to take care of the homeland.”

Although the resolutions are not binding, these advisers hope to send a message.

“Everyone can come together and agree that this is common sense policy and it will kind of give people some cover in Frankfurt to say that at least we need to have a hearing on this” , Chambers-Armstrong said.

The resolutions were in first reading at Thursday’s council meeting. Councilors are hoping he can get enough support to pass so he can head to Frankfurt.

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