Jerry Cornfield

Lovick to run for state legislative seat | Cornfield

When voters ousted John Lovick as Snohomish County executive three months ago, it marked his first loss in 13 elections.

Voters will decide the fate of Initiative 732 | Cornfield

A not-so-funny thing happened on the long march to save Washington from the damaging undulations of climate change.

Snohomish County Council decision could ignite political fire storm | Cornfield

The decision by Democratic state Rep. Hans Dunshee to seek a Snohomish County Council seat could help catapult Republicans into the majority in the House next fall.

Lawmakers wont complete school funding plan this year | Cornfield

Eight lawmakers entrusted with drafting a school funding plan in line with the tenets of the state constitution and dictates of the Supreme Court won’t complete their task this year.

Gov. Inslee helping to craft new rule to limit carbon pollution | Cornfield

Nothing like a few days away from the office to get one’s spirit rejuvenated and energy recharged.

Battle over I-1366 may not be over | Cornfield

Voters have spoken and no one could be pleased more by what they said than Tim Eyman.

A changing of the guard in Snohomish County is worth a lot to one family | Cornfield

Voters sent Dave Somers packing in 2001 after one term on the Snohomish County Council in part because pro-development forces made the Democrat’s environmentalism a negative.

Maybe Rep. Paul Ryan will text Sen. Patty Murray his decision | Cornfield

These days, Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray isn’t surprised to get a text from the man who may be the next Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

No Republicans in race for Snohomish County executive | Cornfield

As John Lovick and Dave Somers duel for Snohomish County executive, each would do well to reach out to Republican voters as if the outcome depended on them.

State still be fined for not complying with Supreme Court ruling | Cornfield

Fines are mounting against the state for not having a plan to ensure public schools are adequately funded.

Washington just can’t get this charter school thing down right | Cornfield

Try as it might, Washington just can’t get this charter school thing down right. For years, backers of this privately run, publicly funded model of educating endured rejection by voters worried that diverting public dimes in this manner might sink the state’s school system.

Is Inslee preparing to run for president? | Cornfield

Gov. Jay Inslee isn’t making plans to run for president in 2016. But a onetime political adviser is making the case why Washington’s first-term Democratic governor should go to Iowa and try to win the caucuses – even if he doesn’t want the job.

Letters still being sent for failing schools in Washington | Cornfield

Public schools are not just underfunded by the state as Washington’s Supreme Court has made abundantly clear.

What-if scenario Democrats insist can’t be ignored in Snohomish County race | Cornfield

Voters won’t decide the race for Snohomish County executive until November but there are Democrats quietly trafficking in what-if scenarios should Dave Somers defeat John Lovick.

Sound Transit got all it asked for and more than it wanted | Cornfield

Sound Transit got all it asked for and more than it wanted from state lawmakers this year.

Inslee must draw a line in the sand on climate change issues | Cornfield

These days Jay Inslee might be America’s most frustrated governor. And we may soon find out how much more frustration — and stomach ache — he can take.

Does anyone notice when the state auditor disappears | Cornfield

When the state’s duly elected auditor disappears while in office does anyone notice beyond the shadow of the Capitol dome?

The session that would never end is still not over | Cornfield

For six months – officially 168 days and counting on Thursday – the state’s 147 citizen legislators and chief executive have been passing policies and playing politics.

State budget negotiations reach state of urgency with shutdown looming | Cornfield

There’s nothing quite like the threat of a government shutdown July 1 to infuse urgency into negotiations on a new state budget.

No simple fix to school funding issue | Cornfield

The way Washington pays for public schools is illegal.