Connecticut lawmakers quarrel to take taxation off diapers, delicate hygiene products

Published: Mar 7, 2016, 6:39 am Updated: Mar 7, 2016, 6:57 am

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Some lawmakers are fighting to take taxes off products they contend are essential to families. They’re holding aim during a additional income we compensate on diapers and delicate hygiene products. Some lawmakers contend families are already struggling to make ends accommodate and that this taxation is unfair.

Right now diapers and delicate hygiene products have a 6.35% sales taxation and sovereign assist programs like WIC and SNAP do not assistance families get them.

So folks, who support removing absolved of a taxation contend adult diapers are free since they’re deliberate medical supplies. And they disagree these are only as critical to families. But keep in mind, it’s estimated this could take 4 and half million dollars divided from a bum state budget.

“I’m on appropriations. I’m wakeful of how bad things are and any day we get some-more bad news. It gets worse and each penny counts, though we don’t consider we can stop carrying conversations adult here about doing a right thing and what’s fair,” pronounced State Rep. Noreen Kokoruda, 101 District, Madison/Durham, (R).

Per year she estimates a family spends about a thousand dollars a year on diapers. And if we are a woman, it’s estimated we will spend about $20,000 over your lifetime on delicate hygiene products. They devise to speak about this during noon during a state collateral Monday.

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