About-face: Seattle City Council repeals head tax amid pressure from businesses, referendum threat
About-face: Seattle City Council repeals head tax amid pressure from businesses, referendum threat

The repeal of the $275 per-employee tax marks a victory for Amazon and other businesses that would have paid it and have been funding a referendum campaign against it.

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