Josh Kelety

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.

 

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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.

 

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.

Ed Murray Ditches Effort to Create New Homelessness Property Tax

The plan would have raised $55 million a year for homeless services. He says he’s now in favor of a county-wide sales tax instead.

‘Concerned With,’ But Not ‘Opposed’: Council Tweaks and Passes Keystone Resolution

The resolution had drawn concern last week, but a small change in the language mollified those fears.

Is the City of Seattle Backing Down From Oil Divestment?

A new resolution that would prevent the city from doing business with banks who lend to the Keystone XL Pipeline project is giving the city council pause.