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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…
Seattle City Council OKs Tax on Soda, Sugary Drinks
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council has approved taxing soda and other sugary beverages to pay for nutrition and education programs.
The ordinance passed on a 7-1 vote Monday calls for a tax of 1.75 cents per ounce on major distributors of beverages such as Pepsi and Coke, sports drinks, en…
City Councilmember Voices Support for Seattle Mayor
SEATTLE  (AP) — A member of the Seattle City Council is speaking out in support of the city's mayor following a lawsuit accusing the mayor of sexual abuse in the 1980s.
The Seattle Times reports that Councilmember Sally Bagshaw on Friday said she has faith in Mayor Ed Murray and his c…
Seattle Mayor Submits Police Accountability Legislation
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council is set to review legislation Mayor Ed Murray says will create the strongest and most transparent oversight of the city's police department in Seattle's history.
KING-TV reported Wednesday that the proposal creates an independent Office of Inspec…
Seattle Council Panel Votes to Pull Money From Wells Fargo
SEATTLE (AP) — A committee of the Seattle City Council has voted to pull about $3 billion in deposits from Wells Fargo Bank over its role as a lender to the Dakota Access pipeline project and other business practices.
The Seattle Times says hundreds gathered outside the committee hearing Wednes…

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