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Push to 'Trump-proof' Seattle with income tax

Feb 28, 2017 - The Seattle Times

The Transit Riders Union, Economic Opportunity Institute and other local organizations are launching a campaign called "Trump Proof Seattle" to start a city income tax on wealthy households.

Transit Riders Union General Secretary Katie Wilson said the campaign is a response to the threat of Seattle's losing federal funding under President Donald Trump.

But the campaign is also an attempt to test whether an income tax can be allowed under Washington state's constitution, Wilson said M...