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An Austin legislator popped a condom claim that made the PolitiFact Texas reporting team wonder.
State Rep. Donna Howard, a Democrat, recently told reporters for the Austin bureau of the Dallas Morning News that condoms used to be exempt from the state sales tax, though no longer.
That proved correct. For more than seven years through August 2007, condoms with spermicide were considered sales-tax-exempt.
For the full skinny, rooted in a measure signed into law by then-Gov. George W. Bush, go here.
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