Civic Cocktail

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Civic Cocktail - presented by Seattle Channel and Seattle CityClub - offers a night of networking, civic conversation, Tom Douglas appetizers and a no-host bar. 

News From the Hill & A Dialogue About Guns

Wed., April 4 | Doors at 5:30 p.m., Program at 6 p.m.
Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave.
$25-30 | Register

U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-7th District) returns from Washington D.C. to share her legislative progress in Congress, provide an inside look at politics on Capitol Hill and much more.

A panel of diverse speakers including Tahoma High School student activist Rhiannon Rasaretnam will discuss the impact of school shootings on American society, the pros and cons of gun legislation, and what we can do to come together to move forward.

Featured Journalists:
Marcus Green, South Seattle Emerald
Rebecca Gross, editor, UW Daily

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Thanks to media sponsors:    KUOW

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Civic Cocktail: Tax Shock & Better Gardening
Civic Cocktail: Tax Shock & Better Gardening

Grappling with rising taxes and reaping rewards in the garden were the topics on tap at the March Civic Cocktail. King County Assessor John Wilson tells host Joni Balter the state's tax structure is broken and talks about a new taxpayer transparency tool. Could the property tax sticker shock tap out local taxpayers? Is there relief in sight?  KVI radio host John Carlson says lawmakers lack restraint in a booming economy flush with surplus revenues. And Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold continues her call for an income tax, contending we don't have the right mix of taxing options. Then, the conversation gets sunnier with gardening expert Ciscoe Morris. He shares plenty of plant advice, his favorite local public gardens, and his biggest gardening mistake. Plus, "Holy Cats!" Ciscoe responds to a "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" segment celebrating his "oh, la, la" enthusiasm.