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Commissioners in Sault Ste. Marie are taking on Walmart.

 

They've taken an initial vote to sue Walmart over taxes.

 

The so called dark store taxing practice allows big box stores like Walmart to use a loophole so they pay less in property tax.

 

Big Rapids Mayor Mark Warba expressed his concern about the practice at a recent City Commission meeting.

 

We need to be on top of that and lobbying for the changes to the legislation to make it more fair. Not to the big box retailers, but to the municipalities affected by it,” he says.

 

Sault Ste. Marie Commissioners say the practice has cost the county hundreds of thousands of dollars that they could have used for police services.

 

 

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