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Business News: Seattle council votes to repeal tax to help homeless amid opposition from Amazon, other businesses

The Seattle City Council on Tuesday voted to repeal a tax hike on large employers that it instituted less than a month ago, backing down from a plan fiercely opposed by Amazon.com and much of the city's business community.


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Posted: 2018-06-12 21:22:18

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