Jerry Cornfield

New legislative session means more laws | Cornfield

With the start of another year comes the promise of another session of the state Legislature and the prospect — no, make that a guarantee — of more laws.

The anti I-594 backers reload | Cornfield

Chris Erickson describes himself as “your typical gun owner who wants to be left alone.”

Lawmakers get donations from opponents | Cornfield

The votes are counted, but contributions continue flowing to participants in this year’s election.

How the GOP got its groove back | Cornfield

Looks like the Grand Old Party got its groove back. After this election, Republicans will hold a majority of seats in the state Senate for the first time since 2004 and boast their largest contingent in the state House in more than a decade.

Marijuana profits getting a closer look by officials | Cornfield

The financial stakes of the state’s new marijuana industry are no longer theoretical. Washington’s chief economist predicts the legal recreational market will generate $636 million for the state through the middle of 2019.

DelBene, Celis highlight differences in final debate at Micrsoft

In their final debate Wednesday, Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene and Republican challenger Pedro Celis didn’t break any new ground or exchange withering verbal punches.

Wealthy social changers backing gun restrictions | Cornfield

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

Celis aligns himself with political heavyweights | Cornfield

Republican Pedro Celis needs a spark for his congressional campaign and hopes it will come from two men who helped a Tea Party-backed candidate unseat U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

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.”

Eyman’s latest initiative fails to get enough support | Cornfield

Rarely can the lack of action trigger so much reaction as it did this month when Tim Eyman didn’t do something he so often does — turn in signatures for an initiative.

Things beginning to heat up in election races, issues | Cornfield

Freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene spent a couple of her millions to get into Congress.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction focuses on improvement | Cornfield

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn doesn’t want to use the word “failing” when talking about Washington’s public schools.

Gov. Inslee is fishing for a solution | Cornfield

Finesse is a word rarely used to describe Gov. Jay Inslee’s approach to fashioning policy.

How many lobbyist’s dinners are too many? | Cornfield

A panel empowered to guide elected leaders along a righteous path is struggling to draw clear ethical boundaries for lawmakers when dining and drinking with lobbyists.

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.”

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.

Did the State Supreme Court mean what it said for school funding? | Cornfield

Imagine the domed state Capitol as a classroom, with 147 state lawmakers as students, and you may get a better picture of the challenge facing Washington’s Supreme Court this summer.

Lessons learned at Oso disaster | Cornfield

That venerable adage ‘It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it’ came to mind Tuesday as President Barack Obama departed the Oso firehouse.

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.

Oso mudslide coverage not easy | Cornfield

You may notice the daily media briefings on the Oso mudslide getting shorter and tenser with less said and more questions asked.