ILLINOIS -- A big break for women in the state. Governor Bruce Rauner signed a bill eliminating the tax on feminine hygiene products starting in January.
The decision makes Illinois the third state to do away with the sale tax, following in the footsteps of New York and Connecticut.
Lawmakers and support groups say women should not pay a tax on a necessary product which is only used by them.
Women were paying more than 6% for sanitary napkins and tampons. California's state assembly is close to sending a plan to its governor and eleven other states proposed legislation this year.