• Real estate community applauds Seattle's repeal of unpopular head tax

    2 monthes ago - By Inman

    The real estate community welcomed a change of heart by the Seattle City Council this week after it put an unpopular head tax on large businesses just a month ago.
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  • Seattle reverses controversial tax Amazon opposed, just a month after approving it

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    In an embarrassing and mystifying about-face, the Seattle City Council has repealed a tax it passed unanimously just a month ago that would require large companies to pay a fixed amount per employee; the money would have been used to combat homelessness. Amazon was the most high-profile opponent of the tax, but not the only one by far, and apparently the Council decided that fighting the business community was “not a winnable battle.”
    The situation was in some ways a microcosm for government and grassroots efforts to wrangle with the extremely complex relationship between the growth of...
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