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Seattle would boost spending on homelessness under Mayor Burgess’ proposed budget

Seattle Mayor Tim Burgess speaks of his proposed 2018 budget at Seattle City Hall on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.

Seattle Mayor Tim Burgess proposed a 2018 budget Monday that would boost money for homeless services and respond to a surge in spending on claims and lawsuits against the city.

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