Roundy's has filed a lawsuit against the village, claiming the assessed value of the Metro Market is "excessive." The village has assessed the two-story grocery store at $25.3 million, but the complaint filed by Roundy's claims the grocery store . . . . Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 8-8-18
Legislation being introduced at the Capitol could change the way major retailers have their property taxes assessed.
The package of bills from Republican lawmakers would reverse a 2008 State Supreme Court ruling that changed . . . Andrew Beckett Wisconsin Radio Network
May 4, 2017 Republican state lawmakers have unveiled a pair of bills they say would prevent owners of big-box retail stores from lowering their property tax bills while shifting local tax burdens to small businesses and homeowners. Mark Sommerhauser Wisconsin State Journal
The Kentucky Supreme Court declined this month to hear an appeal brought by Walgreens Co., presumably ending a longstanding legal battle between the pharmacy chain and Fayette County officials that threatened to strip hundreds of millions of dollars . . . Valarie Honeycutt Spears Lexington Herald Leader
A battle pitting big-box retail giants including Menards and Wal-Mart against Wisconsin towns and cities is headed to the Legislature. Republican-backed proposals, written in conjunction with the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, are designed to. . . By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press
Recently I went to Madison as part of a delegation of Stevens Point elected officials for the League of Wisconsin Municipalities’ lobby day. At the top of the agenda: a tax dodge that major retailers are using to avoid paying their fair share . . . . David Shorr, for USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin