Progressive Taxation

Seattle City Council Repeals the Head Tax

Council member Lisa Herbold said "there's so much more to lose between now and November."

06/12/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

What's Up with Seattle's Head Tax Repeal?

Council members are walking back a unanimous vote less than a month later.

06/12/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Progressive Taxation

Seattle City Council Plans to Repeal the Head Tax

Seven council members support repealing the tax, scheduled to happen at a special council meeting at noon on Tuesday.

06/11/2018 By Hayat Norimine

The Chief Search

Community Advocates Outraged Over Process, Urge Mayor to Consider Best for Police Chief

Members of the search committee said the hiring process was flawed and want the city to consider all five semifinalists.

05/30/2018 By Hayat Norimine

The Chief Search

Carmen Best Won't Be Seattle's New Police Chief. Here Are the Choices.

The interim police chief's institutional knowledge ultimately worked against her.

05/25/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Progressive Taxation

Coalition of Businesses Launch a Campaign to Overturn the Head Tax

The group filed a campaign, called No Tax On Jobs, with the Seattle Ethics & Elections Commission on Friday.

05/21/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Progressive Taxation

Seattle City Council Passes a $47 Million Head Tax

Starting in 2019, the city will tax top businesses $275 per employee per year.

05/14/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Op-Ed

Pramila Jayapal: Amid Homelessness Crisis, It's Time for Real Shared Responsibility

The Seattle congresswoman says a head tax would get the city closer to an equitable solution.

05/11/2018 By Pramila Jayapal

Progressive Taxation

Council Members Approve $75 Million Head Tax, Reject Durkan's Plan

The long battle for an employee hours tax continues.

05/11/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Progressive Taxation

Head Tax Debate Heats Up

The council has five supporting votes, and the mayor's still a wild card.

05/09/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

Council Extends the City's Statute of Limitations for Harassment Claims

Seattle residents or workers will have more time to bring a discrimination complaint forward.

05/07/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Ethics & Elections

Ethics Commission Recommends Loosening Conflict of Interest Rules

"My voice for those who have elected me is very important," council member Sally Bagshaw said.

05/07/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Former Foster Son, the First Accuser, Sues Murray and the City

The complaint alleged defamation and slander, accusing Murray of abusing his power and city officials of "reckless disregard for the truth."

05/04/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

Amazon, the Head Tax, and the Waterfront

Council member Kshama Sawant said Amazon was attempting "extortion."

05/03/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Housing

Landlords Sue Seattle Over New Law Barring Criminal Background Checks

The complaint argues that the ordinance violates landlords' free speech and due process rights.

05/01/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

May Day, Kathy Nyland, and Bailey Stober

Your local politics morning digest.

05/01/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Cops & Courts

City Files a Motion to Vacate All Marijuana Convictions

Durkan said Seattle must do its part to give its residents "a clean slate."

04/27/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

Former Ed Murray Spokesman Reportedly Accused of Sexual Harassment in 2016

Your local politics morning digest.

04/24/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Progressive Taxation

Council Members' Proposed Head Tax Hits Big Businesses Hard for Housing

Three-fourths of the revenue from a proposed 26-cent head tax would be designated for housing.

04/20/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

What's Next for Mayor Durkan's Education Levy?

Expect Seattle council members to have their eyes on elementary schools, child care, and student homelessness.

04/18/2018 By Hayat Norimine