Amazon, Starbucks blast Seattle City Council’s approval of head tax compromise

Amazon, Starbucks blast Seattle City Council’s approval of head tax compromise

May 18, 2018 Uncategorized 0

SEATTLE – The Seattle City Council on Monday approved a controversial but compromise head tax on large businesses to pay for programs for the homeless.

The tax would raise about $48 million a year – less than the original proposal of $75 million but more than the $40 million that Mayor Jenny Durkan had proposed.

Amazon, downtown Seattle’s economic giant, immediately blasted the proposal in what it said was a, “hostile approach to larger businesses that forces us to question our grown here.”

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