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Seattle 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 five-time Emmy winner who currently serves as a host, producer, and moderator for the Seattle Channel, where he's worked since 2011. His career in broadcast journalism began in 1995, and includes an 11-year stint as a reporter and anchor for Q13 News. Brian won the Seattle Municipal League's Civic Award for Government News Reporting in 2016. He lives with his wife and two daughters in West Seattle.

City Inside/Out: I-2109 Repeal Capital Gains Tax?
City Inside/Out: I-2109 Repeal Capital Gains Tax?

WA voters will weigh the fate of a new 7% excise tax on capital gains over $250,000. Republican leaders say the tax, which has impacted fewer than 4,000 of the state’s richest residents, is unnecessary and has caused a billionaire flight from WA. I-2109 critics argue the wealth tax on Wall Street gains is needed to fund childcare, early learning programs and school construction.

Dr. Stephan Blanford, Executive Director, Children’s Alliance
Paul Guppy, Senior Researcher, WA Policy Center
Molly Moon Neitzel, Founder & CEO, Molly Moon’s
State Rep. Jim Walsh, R-19th District