Seattle repeals 'head tax' after backlash from big businesses

The tax on large businesses such as Starbucks and Amazon was seen as a way to fund programs for the city’s homeless population.
1:24 | 06/13/18

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It was loud and passionate with several objections please have the speaker moved. Yeah okay. Politically it will vote nobody could hear it over the shouting. Well only because I can't restore order the council members want. A strong supporter of the tax would not vote right away. Council members already voted started to lead our bishops want voted. The repeal passed as expected seven in favor. To help. Yeah. But it was seen sources tell global news the referendums signature gathering campaign. Having gathered more than 45000. Signatures of less than three weeks leave and backed by cell business he was going to get on the November ballot. Why other people other people were out there on the streets doing this work. Have reached the conclusion that this is not a winnable battle battle at this time with this particular matter. Last week supporters of the head tax conducted a poll. Which sources say so the referendum could win in November. Between seeing lots polling data and conversations this weekend with the campaign brings Seattle how this is the campaign opposing the referendum. And work myself in elections for many years. The margin is simply too great to overcome.

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