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Durkan vetoed the soda tax bill; here’s what happens next

Last Friday Mayor Jenny Durkan vetoed the ordinance setting new restrictions on how Sweetened Beverage Tax revenues can be spent. Vetoes are incredibly rare in Seattle City Hall, so that sent everyone (including me) scrambling to the City Charter to see what happens next. Yes, we all know in theory how it works, but the details matter.

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DOJ rescinds guidance on marijuana enforcement, Durkan and Holmes defiant

This morning U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo rescinding Obama-era guidance on federal enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) as it relates to marijuana.  Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes had sharp words in response.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan responding to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ memo rescinding guidance on de-prioritizing enforcement of marijuana laws

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