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Seattle Council Members’ Tax Plan Targets Top 5 Percent
SEATTLE (AP) — A couple of Seattle City Council members have gained the blessing of Mayor Ed Murray on a draft ordinance to impose a citywide income tax. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports Kshama Sawant and Lisa Herbold on Monday rolled out their proposal to put a 2 percent tax on income more than $250,000 for single filers and $500,000 for joint filers in Seattle...
Some Balk as Seattle Seeks to Spend More Money on Homeless
SEATTLE (AP) — Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, the mayor of Seattle is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for $55 million a year in new taxes to fight the problem. In making his case, Mayor Ed Murray says the problem has grown exponentially, and federal and state help is unlikely...
Seattle Mayor Urges Support for Proposed Homelessness Levy
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has revealed details of a proposed property-tax levy to raise $275 million over five years to fight homelessness. Murray said at a news conference Wednesday that the plan focuses on housing with more than two-thirds of the money would provide short-, medium- and long-term housing through rental subsidies...
Volunteers to Hit Streets for County’s Annual Homeless Count
SEATTLE (AP) — King County is preparing to conduct its annual count of homeless residents after finding more than 4,500 people living without shelter in the county in 2016. Seattlepi.com reports the organization All Home is in charge of running the federally required tally of homeless residents, which will begin Friday...

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