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Light rail funding could be in trouble if car tab taxes decrease. (Photo by Richard Eriksson/Flickr)

Car Tab Bill Could Slash Sound Transit Funding

Local transportation advocates fear projects — including light rail — may feel the financial squeeze.

 

Washington state capitol campus. Photo by Cacophony/Wikimedia

Capital Budget Passed, But Affordable Housing Still Threatened

Some state projects aimed at homeless families and disabled veterans won’t happen.

 

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Ballot Initiative Threat Has Energy Industry Warming to Governor’s Carbon Tax Plan

Businesses fear a ballot-passed tax could be far costlier than a negotiated deal.

 

While the new Navigation Center is the recommended choice of the Navigation Team, it’s unclear how effective their efforts have been. File photo

Should the City Expand Its Homeless Outreach?

The Navigation Team was created to ease the impact of encampment clean-ups, but its growth is on hold as some question its effectiveness.

While the new Navigation Center is the recommended choice of the Navigation Team, it’s unclear how effective their efforts have been. File photo
As promised, a decision was delivered before the Thanksgiving holiday.

King County Judge Rules Against Seattle Income Tax

The judgment sets up an appeal to the state Supreme Court.

As promised, a decision was delivered before the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Battle Lines Are Drawn in the Income Tax Court Fight

On Friday, the City’s attempt at a more progressive tax system begins a journey that is likely to end at the state Supreme Court. Here is a preview of the fight ahead.

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Money On the Table for a Safe Drug Consumption Site in Seattle

As other cities in King County balk, Seattle’s City Council preps for a major public-health effort.

Next Stop On the Upzone Train: The Central District

The CD plan isn’t being met with the same opposition some other upzones have, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t misgivings.

State Rep. Jessyn Farrell, a Pro-Transit Urbanist, Is ALSO Running for Mayor

She’s the third this week. There’s just one more week to go to file.

Murray 2.0? Jenny Durkan Poised to Build on Mayor’s Legacy, Not Reverse It

In her campaign kickoff today, she framed herself as a mainstream progressive who could get things done. Sound familiar?

City Council Passes Resolution to Fast-Track City Income Tax Vote

Details are still light, but the resolution sets up a July 10 vote on a tax targeting the city’s top earners.

Is a City Income Tax Legally Feasible in Seattle? Your Burning Questions, Answered!

The City Council will vote on a resolution endorsing a local income tax on Monday.

Meet the Brash and Brilliant Lawyer Who Won’t Leave Ed Murray Alone

Lincoln Beauregard’s style isn’t orthodox, but it works.

Councilmember Wants Income Tax Resolution Passed By July 10

The legislation would state the city’s support for such a tax, and likely provoke a lawsuit testing its legality.

City Council Establishes $1 Million Fund to Help Immigrants With Legal Expenses

The vote comes the same day the King County Council established its own fund.

Rain City Video Is Closing. But Can It Live On Online?

A brick-and-mortar store pursues a net fix.