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Sears, Walgreens fight city tax bills in court

8:17 PM, Feb. 10, 2014
A customer walks into the Walgreens store at the corner of Bridge Street and First Avenue in Wausau on Monday. The company has filed suit against the city, claiming its property taxes were too high.
A customer walks into the Walgreens store at the corner of Bridge Street and First Avenue in Wausau on Monday. The company has filed suit against the city, claiming its property taxes were too high.
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Two national retail chains have taken Wausau to court, claiming the city is charging them too much in property taxes.

The Wausau City Council is scheduled to discuss the litigation filed by Walgreens and Sears in a closed-session meeting Tuesday, according to a meeting notice. The companies are seeking more than $200,000 combined in refunds from the city.

Walgreen Co. first filed a claim in Marathon County Circuit Court in July 2011, stating that the city overcharged the company for property taxes at its Bridge Street location, violating the uniformity clause of the state Constitution. ...

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