In this cor-ner retired Seattle lawyer and dunk-tank victim, Bill “Tax-Me” Gates Sr. In the other cor-ner, former United States Sen. Slade Gorton. The two political heavyweights will square off in what is already being billed as “The Great State Income Tax Debate” Oct. 11 at the University of Washington Tacoma.
The subject of course is Initiative 1098, the November ballot initiative that would impose an income tax on higher earners while reducing some other taxes. The event is free, but seating is limited: For tickets, click here.
UPDATE: Mike Bay at TVW says they will tape the debate and broadcast it initially on Thursday Oct. 14 at 8 p.m.
Here’s the press release from UWT:
Slade Gorton and Bill Gates Sr., to debate income tax initiative
EVENT: The Great State Income Tax Debate
LOCATION: UW Tacoma, Philip Hall
DATE: Oct. 11
TIME: Doors open: 5:30 p.m.; Debate: 6:00-7:30 p.m.; Reception: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
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