Thursday news roundup

Topping the news this morning: Council member Sawant introduces her proposal for a new “Amazon tax.”

The Seattle Times, Seattle PI, KING, KIRO, KUOW, Q13, AP, Crosscut, Washington Post, GeekWire, Puget Sound Business Journal, Patch, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, and MyNorthwest all cover yesterday’s announcement by Council member Sawant of her new proposal for a payroll tax on big businesses in Seattle.

Route 50 and The Stranger discuss the ban on winter evictions passed by the City Council earlier this week.

The Seattle Times and West Seattle Blog cover yeterday’s ruling upholding Initiative 976.

Erica Barnett reports on yesterday’s Council committee hearing on possible updates to the city’s tree protection ordinance.

Crosscut asks: when the Mayor leaves town, who is she supposed to tell?