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Is a head tax a good idea for Seattle?

May 8, 2018

Would a tax credit that encourages businesses to donate to social services be more effective in solving the city's affordability and homelessness crisis than a new head tax?

Bill Radke talks to Saul Spady, president of Cre8ive Empowerment (and grandson of Dick's Drive-In co-founder Dick Spady) about why he and other area business owners are against the proposed Seattle employee head tax.

Radke also talks to Jacob Vigdor, public policy professor at the University of Washington, about the viability of a head tax, and which kinds of taxes are least regressive for a city struggling with growth.