On Wednesday, the Washington State Supreme Court heard arguments about whether the Court should find state legislators in contempt for its criminal underfunding of Washington schools. Activists traveled to Olympia to deliver a letter (included below), calling on the Supreme Court, Governor Inslee, and the Legislature to fully fund our public schools by taxing corporations […][More]
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Yesterday the Seattle Transit Riders Union sent all Transportation Benefit District Board Members a letter (PDF) urging members to remove the sales tax increase from their proposal and, acting as the City Council, pass the Employee Hours Tax and Commercial Parking Fee increase being proposed by myself and Councilmember Nick Licata. The full text follows. Dear Seattle Transportation Benefit District Board Members: This spring, […][More]
Here are answers to common questions about Kshama Sawant and Nick Licata’s proposal to fund Metro transit with a progressive tax on businesses. For more information, check out this opinion column by Kshama and Nick in the Puget Sound Business Journal, and see below on how you can support this proposal. What is the current […][More]
City Councilmembers Kshama Sawant and Nick Licata aim to fund Seattle transit by replacing a sales tax hike with a business tax. King County Metro is facing a 17% cut to services. The Mayor has proposed a Seattle-specific funding package that would include a $60 vehicle license fee and a 0.1 percent increment added to […][More]