The Seattle area has a long history of high property taxes. In recent years, however, the rate of increase in property taxes has accelerated. This is due to a number of factors, including rising home values, new laws that have made it easier for governments to raise taxes, and the impact of the
Seattle is considering its own capital gains tax following the passage of a new state law that allows for such taxes. The city's mayor, Bruce Harrell, and city council member Teresa Mosqueda have both expressed support for the idea, and the city is currently exploring options for how to implement a
Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell has proposed a $970 million housing levy to help address the city's growing affordable housing needs. The levy would be the largest property tax increase in Seattle's history and would generate funds for the construction of 3,000 new affordable housing units, as well as
If you're someone who works minimum wage, the idea of a pay raise is likely music to your ears. Opinions are divided on the question of whether raising the minimum will improve or worsen inflation however. Here's an overview of how wage hikes have affected the US and EU and what with differing
As the United States grapples with issues of income inequality and economic fairness, President Biden has boldly proposed raising taxes on billionaires who currently pay 3% or less. This proposal was highlighted in his State of the Union address and has been a point of discussion ever since.
This may come across as a hot take, but despite the gloom and doom broadcasted, the data appears to support that the current economic climate in the United States is looking favorable. Despite inflation, America teetering on the brink of its debt ceiling, and the numerous layoffs in tech industries,
Seattle's job market has been in a difficult situation for the past few years, with unemployment rates high and job opportunities decreasing. Even as the real estate market has begun to fall, the job market has not improved, leaving many people worried about their prospects.Home prices: level or
The pay transparency law in Washington State requires employers to provide the salary range on job listings and advertisements. Most Washington employers now must provide salary fields on job listings, promotions, and recruitment tactics. The law also dictates that employers disclose pay information