The GOP-backed education property tax could make the urban-rural divide worse, writes Jonathan Martin. Tally up the winners and losers of the massive $4 billion property-tax increase just passed by the state Legislature, and the results pretty much line up like this:Districts that elect Democrats will pay more — a lot more in some cases. Republican districts get tax cuts, or at least flat taxes.
Impact fees are a populist anthem that is being ignored by the city of Seattle. Why? Ask a few friends and neighbors who should pay for the consequences of growth in boom time Seattle? I bet most will answer as mine do: Charge developers impact fees. Make growth pay for growth. Unlike other big cities in the region, Seattle has ignored this populist anthem for a generation as it grew denser, more congested and less green.
Regardless of Seattle’s efforts to turn back the clock on the new King County Youth Services Center, the center is an unfortunate necessity, writes Jonathan Martin. Back in 2014, the Seattle City Council member sponsored legislation for King County to build a new youth courthouse and detention center. He voted for it. Now that the detention center is a fireball in Seattle progressive politics, O’Brien is trying to turn back the clock, and retroactively change his own law.
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Selecting a term
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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