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Seattle is a vibrant and complex city, and the Seattle Channel's City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan brings you thoughtful, in-depth reports and discussions about important local issues every week.

Brian Callanan is a five-time Emmy winner who currently serves as a host, producer, and moderator for the Seattle Channel, where he's worked since 2011. His career in broadcast journalism began in 1995, and includes an 11-year stint as a reporter and anchor for Q13 News. Brian won the Seattle Municipal League's Civic Award for Government News Reporting in 2016. He lives with his wife and two daughters in West Seattle.

City Inside/Out: Big Business Tax
City Inside/Out: Big Business Tax

POLL: Should the state ban cities from charging an additional payroll tax for affordable housing and homeless services?

Should state lawmakers give King County the ability to tax corporations like Expedia, Starbucks, and Microsoft to help pay for more affordable housing and homeless services? The business community is supportive of a payroll tax on their highest-paid workers, but want "preemption" - a ban on additional city taxes for the same purpose. How high should the tax be to make a meaningful impact on the regional crisis? And with less than 2 weeks left in the session, can legislators broker a compromise in time?


Alison Eisinger, Executive Director, Seattle King County Coalition on Homelessness

Jon Scholes, CEO, Downtown Seattle Association

Katie Wilson, General Secretary, Transit Riders Union 

Nicole Macri, State Representative (D-43rd)

Paul Guppy, Washington Policy Center