Supreme Court set to hand down major decision in ‘dark store’ case


The Kansas Supreme Court is set to hand down a decision this morning in a major tax case that could resolve the so-called “dark store” debate over how big box stores are valued.

In a rare move that has generally only been made in big cases related to abortion, school finance and redistricting, the court announced Thursday that it would announce its decision this morning in the appraisal case related to Walmart stores in Johnson County.

The case has major financial implications for local governments and Kansas businesses with millions of dollars in property taxes hanging in the balance . . .


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