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The so-called “tampon tax” has got to go. That’s the message of lawmakers in both chambers of the state Legislature.

Democrats and a couple Republicans are teaming up to get rid of Michigan’s use tax and sales tax on feminine hygiene products.

Michigan exempts food, medication and other necessities from taxes, and lawmakers argue feminine hygiene products are just as essential. 

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Women's restrooms in Michigan's public schools and state-owned buildings should be stocked with free tampons and menstrual pads – the same as they are with toilet paper.

That's according to legislation introduced in the Michigan House.

State rep. Sarah Roberts, D-St.Clair Shores, said for women and girls, access to feminine hygiene products is a health care necessity.