Jerry Cornfield

State soon will know number of oil tank cars shipped through area | Cornfield

By the end of this week, Washington will learn how often tank cars of oil siphoned from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale are getting shipped through the state.

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.

Will Inslee wield veto pen? | Cornfield

As Gov. Jay Inslee prepares to sign a revised state budget, he’s getting pressed to veto a few of its provisions.

Gov. Inslee’s relationship with the WEA… and charter schools | Cornfield

Gov. Jay Inslee was hanging out with his pals from the Washington Education Association Saturday morning when the subject of charter schools came up.

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.

Rep. DelBene eating on food stamp budget for week | Column

One of the newest members of the Millionaire Club in Congress is getting an idea this week of what it is like to be poor in America.

Big changes on the horizon following election | Cornfield

With the curtain all but closed on the fall election, Democrats will turn their attention to filling two jobs critically important for the political party’s future in Olympia and throughout the state.

Glimmer of hope for a transportation funding proposal | Column

Democrats in the state House of Representatives triggered quite a political storm this year with their plan to raise billions of dollars for transportation by, among other means, hiking the gas tax by a dime a gallon.

No simple fix to school funding issue | Cornfield

The way Washington pays for public schools is illegal.

Koster allegations proven false from 2012 campaign against DelBene | Column

You can close the book on an allegation which captivated attention in the waning days of the 2012 congressional contest between Republican John Koster and Democrat Suzan DelBene. Spoiler alert: It wasn’t true.

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?

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.

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.

The disinterest is everywhere in this election | Cornfield

I’ve heard from some eligible voters that they intend to sit this one out and return for the general election in November, “when it matters.”

I-517 defeat may have cost Tim Eyman more than pride | Cornfield

Tim Eyman may wind up losing more from this month's election than just an initiative.

A nine-month breather for Inslee | Cornfield

No one could be happier to see state lawmakers wrap up and head home than Gov. Jay Inslee.

State lawmakers up for raise in two years | Cornfield

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

Wealthy social changers backing gun restrictions | Cornfield

Our state’s super wealthy social changers are at it again.

Republicans find an immigrant’s voice to run against DelBene for Contress | Cornfield

In an online video announcing his campaign for Congress, Pedro Celis acknowledges the audibly unmistakable: “In case you haven’t noticed, I’m the guy with the heavy accent.”

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.