'There's no happy hour for menstruation': Tax liquor instead of tampons, US politicians demand

In September, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed legislation that would have eliminated sales tax on feminine hygiene products.

Brown rejected the bill despite bipartisan support. In a blanket veto message on several measures that would have reduced revenue by a total of $300 million, the Democratic governor said the state’s “precariously balanced” budget couldn’t withstand such a loss.

So one of the sponsors of ill-fated Assembly Bill 1561 came up with what she thinks is a viable alternative: End the  “tampon tax” – while raising taxes on liquor to make up for the

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