• Seattle may now kill the 'Amazon tax' it just passed

    4 monthes ago - By CNN Mone

    Facing public pressure from a business-backed campaign, the Seattle City Council is expected to vote to repeal the 'Amazon tax,' which passed unanimously a month ago.
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  • Seattle backs off tax to help homeless after Amazon, business groups mount fierce opposition

    4 monthes ago - By Philly

    City officials are moving to repeal a tax hike on large employers less than a month after passing it.
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  • Seattle Officials to Consider Repealing Tax That Upset Amazon

    4 monthes ago - By NY Times

    The lawmakers said that reaction from businesses and community groups pushed them to revisit the tax.
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  • Amazon just scored a major win in Seattle, and it shows HQ2 is already doing what it was likely designed to do

    Amazon just scored a major win in Seattle, and it shows HQ2 is already doing what it was likely designed to do

    4 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Seattle's city council voted for a new tax on large employers in the city in May, but it now looks ready to repeal the tax before it goes into effect.
    Amazon was a vocal critic of the so-called "head tax" and said it would halt construction on two towers in the city center if it went through.
    The quick about-face shows the power of Amazon and the advantages its HQ2 project is already offering the company.
    Amazon was a vocal opponent of Seattle's new "head tax" from the start, and now it looks like the company will get its way.
    City leaders are looking to stop the tax before it's...
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  • Businesses get a win on head tax, but solution to Seattle homelessness crisis still elusive

    4 monthes ago - By Stl Today

    SEATTLE - The Seattle City Council's apparent reversal of the $275-per-employee head tax would deliver a major victory to businesses whose political influence has waned in recent years, while blind-siding homelessness services providers by wiping away their biggest achievement. Leaders...
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