‘Dark store’ appraisal debate haunts governor’s nominee

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A confirmation fight is developing over Gov. Laura Kelly's nominee to the Kansas Board of Tax Appeals in the ongoing "dark store" debate over appraising property.

The Kansas Chamber of Commerce is voicing opposition to Robin Marx's nomination to the three-member board, which resolves tax disputes including property appraisals.

The chamber says Marx — working as an outside expert — has a conflict of interest for his part in the debate over whether big-box retail stores should be appraised as if they were vacant, or . . .


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