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Amazon, Microsoft Support Business Tax to Adress Housing
Amazon, Microsoft Support Business Tax to Adress Housing
Major Seattle-area companies say they are willing to be taxed to help address regional challenges, such as affordable housing and public safety.

KUOW reports the companies -- including Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks, and Alaska Airlines – signed a statement released Tuesday, saying: “We think the most high impact way to contribute to meet those needs is in the form of a new business tax.”

The statement comes as state lawmakers consider a bill that would allow King County to tax large businesses with high earners to help address homelessness in the region.

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February 8, 2020