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Lawmakers in Richmond approve access on demand to feminine hygiene products in jails and prisons but deny adding pads and tampons to the back-to-school tax holiday.

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Mixed Success on Menstrual Equity in Virginia

Increased availability behind bars, but no tax breaks during back-to-school week.

Several lawmakers from Northern Virginia arrived in Richmond this year hoping to push a cause known as menstrual equity — making sure that feminine hygiene products are affordable, safe and available. But success has been mixed.


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