Jerry Cornfield

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.

Cap-and-trade bill still gasping for political life | Cornfield

Cap-and-trade seemed dead and buried among the year’s fallen legislative ideas — until it wasn’t this week.

It didn’t take long to liquidate state auditor’s legacy | Cornfield

It took 207 days of campaigning through two elections in 2012 for Troy Xavier Kelley to secure the job as Washington’s state auditor.

State lawmakers up for raise in two years | Cornfield

State lawmakers are up for a raise in the next two years.

Majority of Washington voters won’t have a hand presidential primary | Cornfield

You know the quadrennial quandary in this state about how to make the presidential primary meaningful?

Governor, lawmakers meet to discuss budget | Cornfield

There will be no pomp or ceremony today when Gov. Jay Inslee plans to sit down with the Democrat and Republican leaders of the House and Senate to talk budget.

Kelley has become a pariah in his own party in just two weeks | Cornfield

No one but Troy Xavier Kelley knows how long he will be the state auditor of Washington.

Presidential primary puts parties in same old quandry | Cornfield

It is Washington’s quadrennial quandary. Every four years, the conversation starts anew on how to make this state’s presidential primary meaningful in the process of electing the nation’s next leader.

Legislators eyeing five bills on election process | Cornfield

Lawmakers are looking at ways to make the election process cheaper for voters, easier to see who is funding campaigns and harder to run initiatives with financial consequences.