FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 21, 2022 Washington state’s sales-and-use tax rate would be cut by 1% across the board and diapers would become entirely exempt from sales-and-use tax, if two bills proposed by Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent) are signed into law. SB 5932 would reduce the state sales-and-use tax rate from 6.5% to 5.5%. SB 5915 would exempt diapers from the sales-and-use tax, including both disposable and washable diapers, as well as diapers intended for adults and diapers intended for babies. “We need to get money back in people’s pockets if we’re to make a full recovery from the high public health cost and economic cost of this pandemic,” said Das. “Both of these bills accomplish that with a bold sales tax ...Read More
Mona Das was born to Indian parents who immigrated to America’s rust belt with only $6 in their pockets, yet full of hope about building a better life for their family. Mona came to the United States when she was eight months old and spent her childhood moving around due to her father’s job, living in eight states and three countries. She finally settled down in Kent, where she currently lives, and is extremely proud to call the 47th legislative district home.
Mona graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and earned an MBA in sustainable business from Pinchot University. She also attended the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University. For 15 years, Mona operated her own mortgage business, MOXY Money. Now, she works full time as a legislator. She has centered her career around sustainable development, equal access to housing, and empowering marginalized voices.
Read Sen. Das’ full biography here.