Jerry Cornfield

Lawmakers aim to act on guns and pot, taxes and apples

Lawmakers aim to act on guns and pot, taxes and apples

There’s a wide range of subjects they hope to address when the 2020 session begins next month.

Lawmakers aim to act on guns and pot, taxes and apples
No cost to vote, but million spent to influence it

No cost to vote, but million spent to influence it

Check out the numbers behind the November 2019 general election.

No cost to vote, but million spent to influence it
New voting system survives the primaries

New voting system survives the primaries

Everything went swimmingly… so what’s next?

New voting system survives the primaries
New voting system parks primary election concerns

New voting system parks primary election concerns

Is VoteWA ready for its debut, live and untested?

New voting system parks primary election concerns
Mukilteo schools may soon have state’s highest paid teachers

Mukilteo schools may soon have state’s highest paid teachers

Teachers ratified a new contract Monday and the Board of Education will consider it next month.

Mukilteo schools may soon have state’s highest paid teachers
Inslee strikes hard with executive powers

Inslee strikes hard with executive powers

Last week, the governor vetoed a single sentence repeated throughout a transportation budget.

Inslee strikes hard with executive powers
What’s going on with WA’s clean water rules

What’s going on with WA’s clean water rules

Washington has been trying to make the first significant update in its water quality standards since the 1990s.

What’s going on with WA’s clean water rules
A historic era ends, another begins

A historic era ends, another begins

Frank Chopp is gone, and John Lovick is taking the reigns.

A historic era ends, another begins
Inslee, Democrats riding high

Inslee, Democrats riding high

His absence from The Hill may explain why things are moving smoothly over there.

Inslee, Democrats riding high
Snohomish woman finishes 17-day fast to spotlight orcas’ plight

Snohomish woman finishes 17-day fast to spotlight orcas’ plight

Time is running out on these “iconic creatures.”

Snohomish woman finishes 17-day fast to spotlight orcas’ plight
Is a low-carbon fuel standard running out of political gas?

Is a low-carbon fuel standard running out of political gas?

State Sen. Steve Hobbs of Lake Stevens is pondering whether to move the bill out of the committee.

Is a low-carbon fuel standard running out of political gas?
Democrats are in charge but GOP is helping steer the debate

Democrats are in charge but GOP is helping steer the debate

Republicans see their role as fixing or foiling bad bills. Democrats’ tax bills are their new target.

Democrats are in charge but GOP is helping steer the debate
Gov. Inslee and the state Supreme Court

Gov. Inslee and the state Supreme Court

The court will be ruling on whether Inslee’s executive actions for addressing climate change were an overreach of power.

Gov. Inslee and the state Supreme Court
Lawmaker says state should focus more on recovery

Lawmaker says state should focus more on recovery

House Bill 1768 would define “recovery” in state legislation if the bill is passed.

Lawmaker says state should focus more on recovery
Legislators explore car tab solutions

Legislators explore car tab solutions

Who knows if Democrats and Republicans can agree on this issue.

Legislators explore car tab solutions
An old tax idea is being resurrected

An old tax idea is being resurrected

With Democrats in charge, it may pass this time around.

An old tax idea is being resurrected
New idea: Carbon fee for transportation, environmental work

New idea: Carbon fee for transportation, environmental work

A state Democrat is looking at installing a 10-year, $10 billion transportation package financed primarily with a carbon fee and a gas-tax increase.

New idea: Carbon fee for transportation, environmental work
Guns, helmets and soju proposals queued up for 2019 session

Guns, helmets and soju proposals queued up for 2019 session

In an annual rite, lawmakers are already putting bills in the hopper they want to debate next year.

Guns, helmets and soju proposals queued up for 2019 session
Is Inslee prepping for a presidential run?

Is Inslee prepping for a presidential run?

He may be a long shot, but so were several of our previous presidents.

Is Inslee prepping for a presidential run?
State revenue is unprecedented, but it’s still not enough

State revenue is unprecedented, but it’s still not enough

Bargaining agreements, mental health services, homelessness programs and the fight against opioid addiction take a lot of money to fund.

State revenue is unprecedented, but it’s still not enough