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seattle oks taxing amazon, starbucks and other big companies to aid the homeless

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seattle oks taxing amazon, starbucks and other big companies to aid the homeless

seattle's largest businesses such as amazon and starbucks will have to pay a new tax to help fund homeless services and affordable housing under a measure approved by city leaders.the city council unanimously passed a compromise plan monday that taxes businesses making at least $20 million in gross revenues about $275 per full-time worker each year — lower than the $500 per worker initially proposed. the so-called "head tax" would raise roughly $48 million a year to build new affordable housing units and provide emergency homeless services.the debate over who should pay to solve a city housing crisis exacerbated by seattle's rapid economic growth comes after weeks of tense exchanges, raucous meetings and a threat by amazon, the city's ...