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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: Capital Gains Tax Debate
City Inside/Out: Capital Gains Tax Debate

A controversial capital gains tax bill targeting wealthy Washingtonians is gaining traction in Olympia. It has narrowly passed in the state Senate, and with enough votes in the House, will impose a 7% tax on profits over $250,000 when you sell stocks, bonds and some other financial assets. Supporters say the new revenue will help early education and taxpayer equity, but opponents call it an illegal income tax. Voters may get the final say.

June Robinson, State Senator (D-38th)

Lynda Wilson, State Senator (R-17th)

Sonya Campion, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

Andy Nicholas, Senior Fellow, WA Budget & Policy Center  

Jason Mercier, Director, Center for Government Reform, WA Policy Center