Seattle Times By Daniel Beekman August 9, 2017 Seattle’s new income tax has been hit with two new lawsuits, one involving the conservative Freedom Foundation and the other, former Republican state Attorney General Rob McKenna. In addition, five residents whose legal team includes former Republican state Attorney General Rob McKenna and two former state Supreme […]
GeekWire By Monica Nickelsburg July 24, 2017 Matt McIlwain, managing director of Madrona Venture Group, has founded a non-profit to fund legal challenges to Seattle’s new income tax on high earners. The group, called the Opportunity for All Coalition, claims Seattle’s newly-passed tax is “illegal” and “unnecessary.” Earlier this month, the Seattle City Council passed a […]
Fox Business – Varney and Co. July 24, 2017 Madrona Venture Group Managing Director Matt McIlwain on the fight against Seattle’s ‘rich’ tax.
Puget Sound Business Journal By Ashley Stewart July 24, 2017 Seattle venture capitalist Matt McIlwain is leading a group to fund a legal challenge to the city’s new income tax on the wealthy. The group, a nonprofit called the Opportunity for All Coalition, argues Seattle’s income tax is illegal, unnecessary and will eventually expand to […]
Wall Street Journal By Zusha Elinson July 20, 2017 A new tax-the-rich measure in Seattle would hit about 9,000 taxpayers—about 2%—but the impact could go beyond wealthy Seattleites. Washington is one of seven states in the country, including Florida, Texas and Wyoming, without an income tax. Backers of the Seattle measure expected to be signed […]