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Amazon 'disappointed' with controversial tax passed by Seattle City Council

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a compromise proposal Monday on the controversial employee head tax that aims to help the city's affordable housing and homeless crisis. Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez said she negotiated with Mayor Jenny Durkan and her staff on the new amendment, which was unveiled hours before the council vote. Gonzalez says the new terms with be $275 a head to raise between $45 million and $49 million a year, with a sunset clause January 1, 2024. It would only impact businesses with over $20 million a year in gross revenue. The head tax is the largest in U.S. history. "Mayor Durkan has been working around the clock with Councilmembers, businesses and workers to forge a path forward that protects our economy and ...