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Democratic women Delegates unite to remove “pink tax”

(Charleston) West Virginia House of Delegates Democratic women are uniting to form the first West Virginia House Democratic Women’s Caucus.

Democratic women in the House of Delegates went from two last year to eight this year. The group says it will focus on legislation that supports women’s economic security, protects women’s health, prevents sexual assault and domestic violence, and supports women in government.

The group has introduced a bill on the House floor to remove a so-called “pink-tax”. Delegate Cindy Lavender-Bowe (D-Greenbrier) explains saying, “We signed on to sponsor a bill that many people are referring to as the pink tax. What this would do is remove the tax on diapers and feminine hygiene products. These are items that if you need them you have to buy them and currently they are taxed on luxury items.”

The caucus says more bills are in the works.

Haley Brown

Multimedia Journalist

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