Voters favor closing ‘dark stores’ property tax loophole

Voters in 17 Wisconsin counties and six municipalities backed advisory referendums Tuesday on a proposal to close the so-called dark store tax loophole.  Groups representing local governments issued a statement early Wednesday morning saying that voters made clear that they want the loophole closed and calling on state legislators to make that change. > Appleton Post Crescent

Wisconsin communities weigh referendums to make ends meet

The mayor of Superior is planning to ask the city council and voters for their approval this fall to raise taxes to pay for public safety staff. And Superior isn’t the only city to seek a referendum to provide for city services. Since 2006, 31 Wisconsin communities have passed referendums. > Wisconsin Public Radio