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Seattle Lawmakers Repeal Corporate Tax Aimed at Tackling Homelessness

The people of Seattle rose up in protest on Tuesday as the City Council caved to Amazon's "corporate bullying" and voted to repeal a recently-approved tax on local businesses that aimed to help alleviate the city's homelessness crisis.  Read more.

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