Kansas would replace its corporate income tax and lower the sales tax rate in favor of a tax on Girl Scout cookies and other currently exempted purchases under a plan outlined last week to the Joint Committee on Assessment and Taxation by a state senator.

Sen. Dick Kelsey, R-Goddard, said the state could make up lost revenue by imposing the sales tax on professional services and eliminating tax exemptions on sales by churches and nonprofit organizations, including the Girl Scouts and the YMCA. Lawmakers voted down a similar plan in 2010.

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