Head Tax

Amazon made it known that it would halt downtown Seattle expansion plans over the proposed "head tax." An ugly day for political discourse in Seattle followed.

Key takeaways and news and notes from the surprisingly frank discussion at the Seattle City Council's extended roundtable session on the employee-hours tax that would pay for homelessness services

Here's what's happening over the next couple weeks with the proposed new employee-hours tax on Seattle businesses

The council is opening up applications for a task force to re-visit a "head tax," and the deadline is fast approaching. 

By a 5-4 vote, the proposed "Employee Hours Tax" on big business to fund homeless services failed, but all indications show the issue will return very soon.

O’Brien and Harris-Talley are proposing a new per hour, per employee tax that would bring in $24 million to combat the city’s homelessness crisis.