Almost two dozen state legislators are asking the governor for a special session to deal with the so called “dark stores’ issue. State Senator Bob Wirch of Kenosha is spearheading an effort to stop a tax loophole benefiting big retailers that could make your property tax bill increase this year. Right now, big box stores have successfully asserted that they should only pay property tax on the value of an empty building instead of the added value of the business inside. Experts estimate that could cost residents hundreds of dollars more on their property tax bill for 2018. Last week, legislative leaders in Madison said that there was “no chance” that a bill fixing the loophole could be taken up this year. In response, Wirch told WLIP’s Wake Up Kenosha that he asked for a special session to address the issue.
Wirch is urging citizens to contact the governor’s office to support the special session request.
MORE AUDIO: SENATOR WIRCH URGES DARK STORES SPECIAL SESSION (WAKE UP KENOSHA 2/12/18)