Could Sound Transit push a head tax to make up deficit?

Sounder evening commute at Tukwila Station on May 28, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Sound Transit)

Sound Transit is staring down a more than $11 billion budget shortfall, thanks to the global pandemic and resulting recession. The board is looking at every option to find the money, including a potential employer head tax.

Pandemic, recession could have Sound Transit out of tax money by 2028

I will get to that head tax in a moment because it’s most likely the final option for the board, but let me set the stage for you. Sound Transit is hurting for financing, despite the $54 billion approved under ST3.

The pandemic has

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