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Jones Soda considering flip back to Canada, due to oppressive new Seattle soda tax (Amazon.com)
Jones Soda considering flip back to Canada, due to oppressive new Seattle soda tax (Amazon.com)
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New Seattle Soda Tax May Drive ‘Jones Soda’ Back to Canada

Maybe it's because most of them never studied Economics, or business, or ever had any exposure to business in their lives. Seattle leaders have come up with another brainchild that has people across the country shaking their heads. Either way, the new Seattle soda tax is likely to drive one of the most famous and popular companies across the border.

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Seattle Mayor wants to raise soda tax 8 fold (Getty Images)
Seattle Mayor wants to raise soda tax 8 fold (Getty Images)
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Seattle Wants To Raise Soda Tax 8 Times Higher Than Beer

It was tried and rejected in Santa Fe, New Mexico, but now Seattle Mayor Ed Murray wants to tax soda at a rate 8 times higher than beer.

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Proposed legislation would tax e-cigs, vaping in WA state (Getty Images)
Proposed legislation would tax e-cigs, vaping in WA state (Getty Images)
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(Another) Proposed WA Bill Would Tax E-Cigarettes

Previous such efforts failed to pass the Legislature in 2014, and 2015. But a new house bill (2165) would change that.

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Oregon Tax On Cars Could Ask $1,000 If 20 Yrs Old or Older

If you live in Oregon and you love collecting old cars this could really suck. Oregon state lawmakers are debating imposing a $1,000 tax on cars exceeding 20 yrs...

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I-1464 defeated by voters (Washington State Secretary of State)
I-1464 defeated by voters (Washington State Secretary of State)
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Business Owners Say Passage of I-1464 Would Have Hurt Them Badly

It was presented as a campaign finance reform law, but there was a clause in there that perhaps a lot of people missed.

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Oregon voters, you will decide on corporate tax hike in November (Getty Images)
Oregon voters, you will decide on corporate tax hike in November (Getty Images)
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Oregon Governor Supports Record $3 Billion Dollar Corporate Tax Hike

The plan is supported by labor unions, and Thursday Oregon's controversial Governor, Kate Brown, signed off on the idea. Measure 97, as it's called, would levy the largest corporate tax increase in state history, on the state's biggest 1,000 companies.

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State Treasurer wants income tax (Getty Images)
State Treasurer wants income tax (Getty Images)
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Official Wants 5% Income Tax to Fund WA Schools

This is sure to set off controversy in and out of the legislature. The State Treasurer wants an income tax on wealthier families.

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New gas tax hits today in Washington state (Getty Images)
New gas tax hits today in Washington state (Getty Images)
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Just In Time for July 4 Holiday, New WA State Gas Tax Hits July 1!

It really shouldn't be a surprise, because the Washington State Legislature approved this gas tax over a year ago.

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Seattle City Council considering gun violence tax
Seattle City Council considering gun violence tax (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Seattle City Council Might Pass ‘Gun Violence Tax’ on Weapon Sales

Leave it to the City of Seattle to come up with this one.

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Group promises legal action if legislature approves capital gains tax
Group promises legal action if legislature approves capital gains tax (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Group Warns of Lawsuit if New State Budget Includes Capital Gains Tax

Few details have come out Friday from a reported budget settlement by negotiators in Olympia. But one powerful group warns if there's a capital gains tax attached to the budget proposal, there will be legal action.

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