Court denies Seattle’s bid for wealthy household income tax

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington’s Supreme Court has denied Seattle’s bid to reinstate an income tax on wealthy households. The Seattle Times reports in a majority decision, the Supreme Court on Thursday declined to review the city’s request to overturn rulings against the tax by a King County Superior Court judge and the state Court of Appeals. The ruling means Washington and its cities will remain blocked from enacting graduated income taxes, with different rates based on wealth. But some advocates may still see a way to move forward, because the Supreme Court let stand a decision by the Court of Appeals to void a state law that banned taxes on net income.