• Seattle City Council To Decide Monday On Jobs Tax

    8 monthes ago - By NPR

    The council is considering a corporate head tax that Amazon and Starbucks object to. Others say rising homelessness is a consequence of wealth and fast growth - one that companies should pay for.
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  • Seattle to vote on business tax to fight homelessness

    8 monthes ago - By Chron

    SEATTLE - After weeks of tense and raucous meetings, a divided Seattle City Council is voting Monday whether to tax the city's largest businesses to raise money to fight homelessness.
    The debate over who should pay to solve a housing crisis exacerbated by Seattle's rapid economic growth comes amid skyrocketing rents and rising homelessness. The Seattle region had the third-highest number of homeless people in the U.S. and saw 169 homeless deaths in 2017.
    Councilmembers who advanced a proposal out of committee on a 5-4 vote Friday want businesses with more than $20 million in gross...
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