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November 4, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Property tax levy for city-subsidized preschool wins big

Mayor Ed Murray talks at the Comet Tavern in Capitol Hill. (Photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times) A Seattle ballot measure enacting a $58 million property-tax levy for city-subsidized preschool won big in Tuesday returns. Seattle Proposition No. 1B will authorize a $58 million property-tax levy to fund a four-year pilot program of city-subsidized…

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October 7, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Preschool levy campaign rips competing ballot measure with new ads, Norm Rice

The political campaign supporting a proposed property tax levy to subsidize preschool in Seattle is taking aim at a rival ballot measure with two new television advertisements airing Tuesday, including one featuring former Mayor Norm Rice. Quality Pre-K for Our Kids, the campaign behind Seattle Proposition No. 1B, has shelled out more than $100,000 for the…

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October 6, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Union-backed preschool push to air first TV ad during Hawks game

The Seattle political campaign pushing a preschool ballot measure bankrolled by two labor unions will air its first television advertisement during Monday night’s Seahawks football game. Yes For Early Success has paid $25,000 for the ad to run for a week on local cable and digital TV, says Heather Weiner, spokeswoman for the campaign. SEIU Local 925…

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