Seattle City Council

Protesters react with fists raised in solidarity as Nikkita Oliver takes the stage at City Hall on Wednesday June 3rd. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

Council Set to Pass JumpStart Seattle Payroll Tax

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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...

Seattle Needs a 10th Councilmember

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In a normal zero-ending year, the attention of the United States at the beginning of April turns to the Census. Required by the Constitution,...

Mosqueda’s Big Business Tax Would Funnel $200 Million per Year to Covid Recovery and...

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Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda unveiled a big business tax proposal called "JumpStart Seattle" today that would raise $200 million per year from the wealthiest companies...

Seattle Council Bans Chemical Weapons and Other Brutal Crowd Control Tactics

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The Seattle Police Department (SPD) repeatedly tear-gassed and pepper-sprayed crowds during the first two weeks of protests, but the Seattle City Council sought to close...
A wall of police with riot shields outside East Precinct.

Council Stands with Protesters as Police Turn Violent Again in Day 9

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Police again deployed chemical weapons and flash bang grenades on nonviolent protesters Saturday night, but by midnight four Seattle City Councilmembers were standing at...

Seattle Council Postpones Business Tax Debate Over Protests of Morales and Sawant

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Council President M. Lorena González has postponed budget committee meetings on the big business tax proposal sponsored by Councilmembers Kshama Sawant and Tammy Morales until...
Alex Pedersen poses in a suitcoat in a City Hall hallway

Budget Reckoning Has Pedersen Calling for Cuts, Not Corporate Taxes

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Yesterday, the Seattle City Council dug into the latest budget projections and found the City is expected to be short between $210 million to...
Washington Hall was filled to the brim with Sawant supporters. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

Tax Amazon and Fund Social Housing, Sawant Urges at Inaugural Rally

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Washington Hall has packed on Monday for Councilmember Kshama Sawant's swearing in and rally to tax big business to fund social housing. Hundreds looked...