At a Thursday press conference on the state's Covid response, Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced he was extending the eviction moratorium and presumably the rent freeze through October 15th. He also promised that at least $100 million...
On Monday, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved the spending plan for the JumpStart Seattle payroll tax, which passed 7-2 on July 6th. The plan will act as a roadmap for spending decisions for a tax expected...
Decriminalize Seattle and King County Equity Now are making a big ask. Their plan to reduce the Seattle Police Department budget is bound to be an uphill battle, even when a pandemic doesn’t bar in-person meetings. But...
In the Budget Committee yesterday, the Seattle City Council hashed out the spending plan for the JumpStart Seattle payroll tax that passed earlier this month. Among the programs was a pledge to spend $18 million annually in...
New population numbers for 2020 from the Washington State Office of Financial Management (OFM) show that Seattle has surpassed 761,100 residents while the four-county region has reached 4,264,200 residents. The data show growth rates continuing a slowing-down...
On Monday, the Seattle City Council voted 7-2 to pass a payroll expense tax targeting companies paying high salaries. The final spending plan is still being crafted, but Covid relief and affordable housing will be two focus...
The Seattle City Council is poised to pass a payroll expense tax package to fund Covid-19 relief and affordable housing at its 2pm meeting today. Dubbed JumpStart Seattle, the legislation passed budget committee on Wednesday on a...
Data reveals a 5% increase in people living on the streets from 2019. In the earliest hours of the morning on January 24th, 2020, volunteers set out to conduct King County's annual Point-in-Time...