Seattle Now Wants to Repeal Controversial Amazon Tax

Seattle Now Wants to Repeal Controversial Amazon Tax

Less than a month after unanimously passing a literal tax on jobs, the Seattle City Council is looking to reverse course. Yesterday Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, along with seven of nine city councilmembers, released a statement announcing their intention to repeal the controversial employee head tax. “It is clear that the ordinance will lead to […]

In Seattle, Amazon Shrugs

In Seattle, Amazon Shrugs

We’re not yet halfway through 2018, but this year’s winner of the Chutzpah Award should probably go to Kshama Sawant, a member of the Seattle City Council. On Monday the city slapped large companies with a new employee head tax to address the city’s homelessness problem. Amazon employs more than 45,000 residents and will have […]

Seattle May Hit Peak Progressivism With a Literal Tax on Jobs

Seattle May Hit Peak Progressivism With a Literal Tax on Jobs

Seattle is preparing to pass a literal tax on jobs. On May 14, City Council is scheduled to vote on an “employee head tax,” which would impose a 26 cent levy on every hour worked by an employee at companies making more than $ 20 million a year. The tax would hit between 500 and […]