Illinois lawmaker proposes decreasing sales tax on diapers

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
A baby in a diaper.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Lawmakers in Illinois may take action that would reduce the price parents pay for diapers.

State Senator Martin Sandoval is proposing that the state sales tax on diapers and wipes be cut from 6.25 percent to 1 percent.

The lower rate is the one charged for groceries, medicine and certain medical products.

The bill has just been introduced and still needs to be debated.