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WATCH: Gov. Whitmer signs first bill to eliminate tampon tax

Posted at 6:35 AM, Nov 04, 2021

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Whitmer signed on Thursday the first of two bills to eliminate the tampon tax.

Michigan will join more than 20 other states that have either ended the tax in recent years or have never had one.

The bill is part of a larger package that repeals the tax on essential feminine hygiene products.

It's expected to help save families from paying taxes on up to $4,800 in a lifetime.

Watch the bill signing here:

Whitmer will sign the second bill in the package on Friday.

"After years of trying to repeal this tax, I am proud that we are bringing people together to put Michiganders first and drive down costs on these essential products," Whitmer said. "Everyone should be able to take care of their most basic health care needs without an unnecessary added financial burden. Tomorrow, I will sign the second bill in this package to repeal this tax and cut costs for families as we usher in a new era of prosperity for Michigan."