Law

JumpStart Prevails, Court Dismisses Chamber Lawsuit

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Corporations hoping to derail Seattle's JumpStart progressive payroll tax were thwarted in a court ruling released Friday. King County Superior Court Judge Mary Roberts ruled in...

Preparing Washington for Nevada-Style Company Towns

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Here’s the plan. We’re starting a wireless biometric crypto-AI blockchain company. Instead of a traditional headquarters, we’re going to buy up 50,000 acres of...
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Macri Bill Proposes Banning New Fossil Fuel Cars in 2030

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All new cars sold in Washington in 2030 or thereafter would be electric if House Bill 1204 or senate companion bill Senate Bill 5256...

Seattle Advances Energy Code Updates Aimed at Curbing Carbon Emissions

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Seattle is looking to significantly cut the environmental impact of its new commercial and residential buildings with the adoption of the 2018 Seattle Energy...
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Hackney Bill Offers Seattle a Path to Fund Rail Priorities

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On Tuesday, State Representative David Hackney (D-11th Legislative District) introduced an exciting bill that could provide Seattle a path to extend rail expansions beyond...
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Let’s Implement Ranked Choice Voting for Seattle’s 2021 Mayoral Election

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Our top two advance primary is doing a disservice to voters, especially in crowded races. With Seattle's 2021 mayoral election looming and Mayor Jenny Durkan's...

Inslee’s Budget Invests in Housing and Climate via Capital Gains Tax, Cap-and-Trade

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Last week, Washington Governor Jay Inslee outlined a climate policy package to create a comprehensive climate program aimed to reduce the state's emissions 30%...

The Patchwork City: What Gaps and Overlaps in City Boundaries Tell Us about Values

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I. Those Left Out: Skyway and Bryn Mawr It is budget season. Throughout Washington, cities are creating budgets that reflect the dual impacts of pandemic...