Seattle City Council overrides mayor’s veto on soda tax
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council has thwarted a rare veto by Mayor Jenny Durkan by voting for a second time to create a special fund for the city's soda-tax revenue. The Seattle Times reports that Monday's vote was 6-3. Six votes are needed to override a mayoral veto. The new tax raised about $22 million last year, more than initially predicted, and the mayor and councilmembers disagree on how to spend it.