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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 mo…
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 …
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-, mediu…

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