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Seattle’s head tax is dead, but political debate may reverberate

Supporters and opponents of Seattle’s controversial new head tax gather Tuesday at City Hall before the City Council plans to vote in a special meeting to repeal the tax.
Photographed on June 12, 2018. 206637

The tax was supposed to raise $47 million per year for low-income housing and homeless services. The business lobbyists who helped kill the measure want to carry the momentum from their victory into next year’s City Council elections.

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