Snap Judgment

Should Seattle Eliminate Its ‘Tampon Tax’?

Teresa Mosqueda wants to stop retailers from charging sales tax for menstrual products—and she could take the fight to the state.

12/18/2018 By Anne Dennon

Snap Judgment

Should Seattle Stop Pursuing New Taxes?

Mayor Jenny Durkan says she doesn’t want them. But the city also predicts its revenues will slow down in the next few years.

11/20/2018 By Christina Ausley

Progressive Taxation

Report: Washington State Taxes Are Still the Most Inequitable in the Country

Families who make less than $24,000 a year—the poorest 20 percent of the state—pay an estimated 17.8 percent of their income toward taxes.

10/17/2018 By Hayat Norimine and Christina Ausley

Last Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: New Head Tax, Proposed Education Levy, and Immigration

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

04/23/2018 By Grace Madigan

News Roundup

Top Stories: Mayor’s Budget, GOP Tax Bill, Sanctuary Status

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

11/17/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

Snap Judgment

Should Sound Transit Rethink the Car Tab Increase?

Voters approved the Sound Transit 3 plan in November 2016, continuing the old—some would say “inflated”—car valuation system and added a tax increase of 0.8 percent. A necessary tax or are Seattle residents being taken for a ride?

05/15/2017 By Liz Weber

Tax Me If You Can

Will Seattle Be the State’s First Income Tax Experiment?

Seattle loves paying taxes. But the one we may love the most flies in the face of state law.

05/15/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Fizz

Seattle Police Make Several Pot Delivery Arrests in Recent Buy Bust Operation

Pot delivery, rural socialism, and single-family zoning.

04/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Once Again, Democrats Will Turn to Courts to Challenge Successful Eyman Initiative

Facing a choice between $8 billion in cuts or a two-thirds rule on raising taxes, state Democrats look to legally challenge I-1366.

11/11/2015 By Josh Kelety

Feature

What Does Capital Gains Tax Opponent Senator Andy Hill Really Have to Gain?

Senator Andy Hill opposes Governor Inslee's capital gains tax proposal. But why?

01/20/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Friday Likes and Dislikes: First World Problems and Rhetoric

Caffeinated News featuring the first week in Olympia and this weekend.

01/16/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

He's Back! Republican (Simple) Majority Passes (Super) Majority Rule for Raising New Taxes

He's Back. Republicans institute Eyman's two-thirds rule in the senate.

01/12/2015

Opinion

Be Careful with All the Self-Righteous Urbanism

A left-wing critique of Chris Christie's tax policy shows what may be wrong with Seattle's urban left.

12/17/2013

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: The Latest Lightning Round

Caffeinated news and gossip featuring: 11th-hour negotiations, unsurprising reports, and fast food strikes

08/29/2013 By Morning Fizz

Afternoon Jolt

Monday Jolt: Eyman's Latest Anti-Tax Initiative

Eyman, claiming inspiration from rival Carlyle, shoots back at Democrats with latest anti-tax proposal.

04/22/2013 By Josh Feit

Opinion

The Ball Is in the Legislature's Court

The Democrats have to make the case for raising taxes.

02/28/2013 By Brendan Williams

This Washington

Pictures of the Day

Activists, calling for revenue, descend on Olympia.

02/18/2013 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: A Lack of Clarity

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring same numbers, different interpretations.

02/15/2013 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

Washington State Ranked Most Regressive in Country

We already know poor people in Washington get a bad deal on taxes compared to rich people here. Now comes the news that Washington's poor are even worse off than poor people in other states.

01/31/2013 By Carryn Vande Griend

This Washington

Voters in Tom's District Back Up His Anti-Tax Position

Only five Legislative Districts statewide rejected Tim Eyman's anti-tax measure, all of them in Seattle. Dissident Democratic state Sen. Rodney Tom's LD supported the anti-tax measure by 60 percent.

01/22/2013 By Josh Feit