Tampons, diapers and marijuana: California Democrats propose tax cuts and aid to renters

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Democrats often are painted by their Republican adversaries as being the party of tax-raisers, and it’s true that California Democrats have introduced a raft of new proposed taxes and fees in the Legislature.

But Democratic lawmakers have also introduced a number of tax-reducing proposals for consideration.

Among the proposals aimed at providing tax relief to Californians include bills to exempt diapers and menstrual products from the state sales tax, a bill to temporarily lower the cannabis excise tax and outright eliminate the cultivation tax, and a tax credit aimed at addressing the state’s skyrocketing rent.

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