WestSouthwest December 4, 2017

Dec 4, 2017

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On WestSouthwest, we shed some more light on the "dark store" theory. And the Citizens Research Council of Michigan examines whether the state is ready for the next recession. 

WMUK's Sehvilla Mann recently reported on how the "dark store theory" is used by big box retailers to argue for lower property tax assessments. Her story aired during Morning Edition on Thanksgiving. Mann joins us to look deeper into how the appeals impact the bottom line of local units of government, and what the latest court ruling could mean going forward. 

No one can say when the next recession will come, but eventually the economy will slow down. Citizens Research Council of Michigan president Eric Lupher discusses their report on the state's rainy day fund,. He explains why it would only help get through a mild recession right now.