TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas House panel has set aside two days
for hearings on whether to abolish several exemptions to the state
The House Taxation Committee planned to begin the work Thursday
by examining the sales tax exemptions for recreational activities,
fundraising events, nonprofit and charitable groups and religious
Kansas lawmakers have been giving the sales tax a closer look as
the state faces a projected $416 million budget deficit in the
fiscal year that starts July 1.
The House panel has already rejected one revenue-raising idea -
a proposal from Gov. Mark Parkinson to raise the 5.3 percent sales
tax to 6.3 percent for three years.