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Repeal Of Sales Tax On Feminine Hygiene Products Headed To Ohio Governor

Boxes of tampons are displayed in a pharmacy, Monday, March 7, 2016, in New York.
Mark Lennihan
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Associated Press
Boxes of tampons are displayed in a pharmacy, Monday, March 7, 2016, in New York.

A proposal repealing Ohio's sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products is headed to the governor.

The measure cleared the Ohio Senate on Wednesday in a 30-1 vote after earlier winning unanimous approval in the Ohio House.

Republican State Rep. Niraj Antani, of Miamisburg, and Democratic state Rep. Brigid Kelly, of Cincinnati, co-sponsored legislation repealing the so-called "pink tax."

The repeal language was folded into another bill to provide a tax credit to teachers who buy school supplies.

Kelly says making medically necessary products more accessible to women and girls ensure they're "better able to lead a healthful life" so they can regularly attend school, go to work and participate in personal events.