Economy

President Trump’s “skinny budget” proposal slashes appropriations for dozens of domestic programs that feed money to cities. Federal transportation, housing, environmental, education and law enforcement funds are just some of the revenue line items that are built into Seattle’s city budget and are at risk.

Washington state tax system regressive taxes education

In 1932, attempting to reduce the property-tax burden on farmers, 70 percent of Washington voters passed an initiative to enact a graduated income tax.

Partnership for a New American Economy, a bipartisan group that makes allies of such unlikely pairs as right-wing media magnate Rupert Murdoch and grass-roots activist group One America, has released an extensive report that highlights the benefits of immigration to each state and calls for reforms in the immigration system.

A look ahead at the news business, the Seattle waterfront and transportation.

Boeing’s Ray Conner and 6 other contributors on how certain sectors will fare in 2017.

From his office in Seattle’s City Hall, Ben Noble can see that change is in the air. Fall has given way to winter, and cargo ships, ferry boats and construction cranes move about under a blanket of gray. Occupying the city budget director’s thoughts is the worrisome realization that the boom times in Seattle might be coming to an end.

One of the most robust growth spurts in Seattle’s economic history occurred during the presidency of Barack Obama, a liberal Democrat.
Coincidence?

Millennials are pejoratively referred to in the popular press as the “Me Generation,” described as being self-absorbed, irresponsible and lacking a work ethic. The statistics tell a radically different story.