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[-]  12-06-18 23:15

Seattle repeals head tax 7-2 in dramatic reversal that leaves city divided over homeless crisis
Seattle’s new per-employee tax on large businesses to fund affordable housing is officially dead, bringing an end to one of the most polarizing debates in city history. The City Council voted 7-2 to repeal the so-called head tax during an emotional and tense meeting Tuesday afternoon. Councilmembers Kshama Sawant and Teresa Mosqueda were the only two that voted against repealing the controversial tax. In tortured remarks, Councilmember Lisa Herbold expressed regret over the repeal but said...

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