Stories tagged: head tax
Tue., Sept. 18, 2018
Newly released text conversations between Mayor Jenny Durkan and a union boss and a multimillionaire entrepreneur underscore how dire polling results helped drive Seattle officials to abruptly flip-flop on the …
Sun., June 24, 2018
Seattle’s head tax didn’t last long, but the thud from City Hall when the tax on large employers was put to the sword this month may reverberate. Business lobbyists who …
Thu., June 14, 2018
Three attorneys contend that each of the named city officials be fined and that the city bear their legal costs, but the lawsuit doesn’t ask that the council’s vote to …
Wed., June 13, 2018
Open-government advocates raised concerns Tuesday about Seattle officials’ abruptly scheduled special meeting to consider repealing the
UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018
Seattle leaders on Tuesday repealed a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks after a backlash from businesses, a stark reversal from a month ago when the City …
UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018
Seattle city leaders say they’ll work to repeal a tax passed just last month on businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks designed to help pay for homeless services and affordable …
Sun., June 10, 2018
Earlier this year, the big-business tax of $275 per employee, per year took shape inside City Hall, as City Council members sought money for low-income housing and homeless services. This …
UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018
A panel at the Washington Policy Center’s “Solution Summit” discussed possible statewide implications of Seattle head tax Wednesday.
UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018
Amazon and Starbucks are among companies that have promised to cut large checks to a campaign collecting signatures for a referendum on Seattle’s head tax.
Sun., May 20, 2018
Mayor David Condon and a majority of the Spokane City Council pointed to investments that have already been made in addressing housing issues within city limits that don’t necessitate taxing …
Sat., May 19, 2018
A coalition of businesses in Seattle has started a campaign to repeal the city’s new tax on large businesses to help fund homeless services and affordable housing.
Wed., May 16, 2018
The next step for Seattle’s controversial new tax on big businesses is a crucial one: How best to spend its new $45 million head-tax revenue next year to get people …
Mon., May 14, 2018
The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to adopt a new tax on the city’s largest employers to help address homelessness.
UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018
The Seattle City Council has approved a tax on large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness.
Mon., May 14, 2018
The Seattle City Council is scheduled to vote Monday afternoon on a proposal to tax the city’s largest employers to help address homelessness.
UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018
A proposal to tax large businesses in Seattle to pay for housing and homeless services has cleared a council committee and now heads to the council for a vote Monday.
UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018
Dozens of Seattle businesses not named Amazon are calling for the city to abandon its proposed head tax, which would raise money for affordable housing and homelessness services.
Mon., May 7, 2018
Mayor Jenny Durkan is facing a homeless crisis, residents and business owners questioning Seattle’s spending, and City Council members pushing a tax on large employers that would raise $75 million …
UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018
A Seattle task force is recommending the City Council adopt a $75 million-per-year “head tax” on high-grossing businesses to help address homelessness.