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City Inside/OutSeattle is a vibrant and complex city, and the Seattle Channel's City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan brings you thoughtful, in-depth reports and discussions about important local issues every week.

Brian Callanan is a veteran of broadcast journalism -- all in the Pacific Northwest. From 2000-2011, Callanan was a reporter and anchor for Q13 FOX News. Over his career, Callanan has won an Emmy and has earned several other awards from the Society for Professional Journalists and the National Press Photographer's Association. He's the host of the Seattle Channel's award-winning public affairs programs: City Inside/Out and City Inside/Out: Council Edition.

City Inside/Out: Big Business Tax
City Inside/Out: Big Business Tax

POLL: Should the state ban cities from charging an additional payroll tax for affordable housing and homeless services?

Should state lawmakers give King County the ability to tax corporations like Expedia, Starbucks, and Microsoft to help pay for more affordable housing and homeless services? The business community is supportive of a payroll tax on their highest-paid workers, but want "preemption" - a ban on additional city taxes for the same purpose. How high should the tax be to make a meaningful impact on the regional crisis? And with less than 2 weeks left in the session, can legislators broker a compromise in time?


Alison Eisinger, Executive Director, Seattle King County Coalition on Homelessness

Jon Scholes, CEO, Downtown Seattle Association

Katie Wilson, General Secretary, Transit Riders Union 

Nicole Macri, State Representative (D-43rd)

Paul Guppy, Washington Policy Center


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