February 21, 2024

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Tag: Dark Store Theory

Dark store theory: counties break the law, threaten residential property tax hike

Even the name — dark store theory — sounds ominous. With the willing participation of local media, some local officials…

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Mayoral candidate Skoog makes false accusations of KPI

Curt Skoog, a candidate for Overland Park mayor, made some false claims about Kansas Policy Institute and me personally at…

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Johnson County loses another ‘dark store theory’ court case

The Kansas Court of Appeals issued yet another ruling against Johnson County’s “dark store” justification for increasing property taxes on…

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Kelly nominee may legislate from the bench to raise property tax

Johnson County Commission Chairman Ed Eilert and Rep. Stephanie Clayton, an Overland Park Democrat, have called on Kansas Governor Laura…

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Public outcry over Johnson County’s 5% property tax increase

Residents gave Johnson County commissioners an earful at the August 12 public hearing on the county’s 2021 budget proposal, which…

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Michigan decision rejects county’s ‘Dark Store’ appraisal theory

For years, Johnson County, and others, have — illegally, according to courts — been attempting to use a different method…

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Johnson County violates state law on ‘dark store’ claims

A September 2019 ruling from the Kansas Board of Tax Appeals (BOTA) admonished the Johnson County Appraiser’s Office for illegally…

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In latest ‘dark store’ salvo, assessors organization redefines appraisal term

updated August 22 The International Association of Assessing Officers’ (IAAO) board of directors is seeking to redefine the meaning of…

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Johnson County execs ‘puzzled’ about sales tax decline, but keep spending more

Sales tax revenues are down, and Johnson County officials are waiting for the courts to determine the fate of several…

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KS tax board shoots down Johnson County ‘dark store theory’

The Kansas Board of Tax Appeals (BOTA) issued another ruling against Johnson County’s controversial ‘dark store theory’ justification to dramatically…

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Dark Store Showdown: Executives Back Bus over JoCo Tax Assessments

Dark Store Showdown: Executives Back Bus over JoCo Tax Assessments Johnson County is ground zero in “dark store theory” controversy, an ongoing legal…

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