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. 



Sec. of State Kim Wyman + AG Bob Ferguson

Wed., March 4 | Doors at 5:30 p.m., Program at 6 p.m.
Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave.
$28-32 | Register

Get ready for a historic election year with Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman. With online elections a hot topic, Washington's Presidential Primary process closing four days after the event, and election integrity stories making headlines with increasing frequency, Secretary Wyman discussing election security and our primary process is a can't-miss event.

Also joining us is Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Our state's chief legal officer has had a busy few years, filing or signing onto 55 lawsuits against the Trump administration, bringing suit against pharmaceutical companies, and more. Find out what the future holds as AG Ferguson talks Washington state and beyond!

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Civic Cocktail: Tax Shock & Better Gardening
Civic Cocktail: Tax Shock & Better Gardening
3/8/201858:27

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.

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