Four Democratic state legislators spoke out in concert Wednesday against “dark stores” tax loopholes, trying to end the practice that shifts business taxes onto the backs of taxpayers.

“It’s not just a Kenosha problem,” state Sen. Robert Wirch, D-Somers, said. “It’s shocking to me that the Republicans have turned their backs on taxpayers in an election year.”

He was joined by Sen. Janis Ringhand, of Evansville, and Reps. Peter Barca and Tod Ohnstad, all of Kenosha, in calling for the Republican-led Senate and Assembly to bring bills pending in both houses to the floor.