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Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Vote Coming Next Week

An ordinance that increases the minimum wage in Seattle has been approved by a City Council committee, moving it forward to a full council vote next week.

CBS Seattle–05/29/2014

Ed Murray (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Tensions Grow In Seattle’s Minimum Wage Plan

Tensions are growing between business and labor groups as the Seattle City Council debates min. wage

CBS Seattle–05/22/2014

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Mayor Ed Murray Wants Property Tax To Support High-Quality Preschool

Murray says the preschool plan would help close the widening opportunity gap between rich and poor children and help prepare Seattle kids for success in school and life

CBS Seattle–05/15/2014

Ed Murray (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

In Depth: Seattle Hopes To Lead Nation With $15 Min. Wage

The Seattle mayor is proposing to raise the wage to $15 in the coming years to the highest level in the nation

CBS Seattle–05/15/2014

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City Council Takes Up $15 Min. Wage Plan

A $15 minimum wage would give Seattle the highest minimum wage of any city in the nation

CBS Seattle–05/05/2014

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Proposes $15 Minimum Wage Plan

Ed Murray proposed a phased-in increase of the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next seven years

CBS Seattle–05/01/2014

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Petition Suspends Restrictions Against Rideshare Companies

The Seattle City Council-imposed restrictions were lifted after the three Seattle rideshare companies — Uber, Lyft and Sidecare — delivered more than double the required amount of signatures to petition for a referendum.

CBS Seattle–04/18/2014

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Vote To Limit UberX, Lyft In Seattle Postponed

A Seattle City Council vote regulating popular app-based rideshare companies has been postponed until March 17. The vote was originally scheduled for next Monday.

CBS Seattle–03/07/2014

Councilwoman Sawant being sworn in (photo courtesy of Seattle City Council)

Socialist Sworn In As Seattle City Council Member, Promises ‘Massive’ Reform

A former community college professor who won a surprising citywide election was sworn in Monday as the first socialist City Council member in Seattle’s modern history.

01/07/2014

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Sawant Holding News Conference Regarding $15 Minimum Wage

Socialist Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant is holding a news conference Tuesday to announce plans for securing a $15 an hour minimum wage for workers in the city.

CBS Seattle–12/17/2013

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