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Seattle Approves Head-Tax Bill Blasted By Amazon, Starbucks

Law360 (May 17, 2018, 7:23 PM EDT) -- Seattle's Democratic Mayor Jenny Durkan said she signed a bill imposing an annual $275-per-employee tax on companies making more than $20 million a year despite strong opposition from hometown corporate giants Amazon and Starbucks.

Durkan’s signature came Wednesday, three days after the Seattle City Council voted 9-0 to support a scaled-down measure of the tax, which is expected to raise $45 million to $49 million annually for affordable housing and to combat homelessness, down from the $75 million that was in a proposal that was on...
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