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Saturday, February 3 • 10:15am - 11:00am
Tax breaks for titans

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In the competition for Amazon’s next headquarters, cities and states have offered the company billions in tax breaks. Is this a smart investment to secure local jobs — as many politicians have argued — or a giveaway of public money to private shareholders? It's a worthwhile question here in Washington, responsible for the largest corporate tax break ever granted by a state, to the Boeing Co. in 2013. This panel of Washington leaders will debate the value of corporate tax breaks, as well as what might happen if Amazon starts asking Seattle what the city has done for it lately.  

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Drew Atkins (Moderator)

Drew Atkins is a longtime local journalist, and recipient of numerous national and regional awards. He also previously served as Crosscut’s managing editor. He is currently at work on an illustrated book about wealth inequality.
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Larry Brown

Larry Brown is the Legislative and Political Director for the Aerospace Machinists Union District Lodge 751. He has worked in the aerospace industry for over 40 years and worked for the union for 17 years.  Larry has served on the board for Communities in Schools of Auburn and th... Read More →
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Reuven Carlyle

Reuven Carlyle is a state Senator representing the 36th District. 

Saturday February 3, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Wyckoff Auditorium 901 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
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