Housing

Fortunato proposal ices Seattle winter eviction ban State Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, has introduced legislation, Senate Bill 6651, to preempt efforts by local jurisdictions that undo the state’s carefully crafted landlord tenant laws concerning evictions. In an extraordinary and arguably unconstitutional move, a Seattle City Council committee approved a policy sponsored by Seattle City Council Member Kshama... Read More...
Affordable housing work in jeopardy Washington state’s housing problems spurred the creation of a housing-policy committee in the 2019 legislative session. However, tax efforts by legislative Democrats may undermine the committee’s work to address affordable housing. Too many solutions legislative Democrats are promoting to address affordable housing are focused on raising taxes to subsidize ever-increasing... Read More...