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Seattle head tax

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Many people in Seattle -- no matter their political ideology -- are frustrated with their elected leaders, who are trying to keep the business sector happy and confront a growing homelessness crisis.

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The City of Seattle is being sued for violating the Open Public Meetings Act. The three attorneys who filed the suit claim the city didn’t notify the public adequately ahead of a city council meeting Tuesday, during which the council voted to repeal a “head tax” on large businesses.

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In a major reversal, the Seattle City Council is expected to vote Tuesday to repeal a controversial business “head tax” it approved less than a month ago.