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Seattle backs tax on companies like Amazon, Starbucks to help homeless

SEATTLE --- Seattle leaders unanimously approved on Monday a tax on large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fund the fight against homelessness after weeks of heated debate and raucous hearings. The City Council backed a compromise plan that will charge large businesses about $275 per full-time worker each year, lower than the $500 per worker initially proposed. It would raise about $48 million a year to pay for affordable housing and homeless services. Council members who sponsored the ini

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