Topeka A Kansas House committee plans to spend two weeks reviewing proposals to eliminate exemptions to the state's sales tax.
Some proposals target churches and nonprofit groups.
House Taxation Committee chairman Richard Carlson says the panel will start its work Monday. The St. Marys Republican said the proposals are contained in two bills.
Some of the proposals would require churches, other religious organizations and nonprofit groups to start paying the 5.3 percent sales tax on their purchases. Another proposal would impose the tax on Kansas Lottery tickets, which are now exempt.
The proposals are designed to help the state close a projected budget shortfall of more than $400 million for the fiscal year beginning July 1.