Wednesday news roundup: head tax and AirBnB tax

Yesterday’s Council vote to kill the head tax, and Monday’s vote to tax AirBnB rentals, top the news.

Seattle Times, The Stranger, Crosscut, SeattleMet, KING, KIRO, Puget Sound Business Journal, MyNorthwest, and GeekWire cover yesterday’s budget committee vote to reject an employee-hours tax.

AP, Seattle Weekly, The Urbanist, NextCity, and MyNorthwest cover Monday’s vote to impose a tax on short-term rentals.

Seattle Weekly looks at the legal fight ahead for the city’s income tax.

KING and SB Nation discuss the Council’s upcoming deliberations on the MOU for renovation of Key Arena.

Seattle PI reports on the new six-year rate plan for Seattle Public Utilities.

Forbes asks whether Seattle’s new mayor-elect will stand up to Council member Kshama Sawant.