Policy

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.

Under Ed Murray, Seattle has become recognized nationally for promoting progressive policies like the $15 minimum wage, but he also sees the need for more centralization in the mayor’s office to implement better controls over the city’s large bureaucracy.

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce has long been a true partner to the region. We’ve supported and put muscle behind many key initiatives to make our region an economically vibrant place where everyone has the opportunity to succeed and to access a thriving quality of life.