Jerry Cornfield

State Senate OKs new way to calculate Sound Transit car fees

It should result in reduction of the cost of vehicle licenses. The bill now goes to the state House.

Area projects get boost in proposed state road budgets

Among them: Highway 9 through Clearview, Highway 530 in Darrington and the new Mukilteo ferry terminal.

What actions by state lawmakers will influence your vote?

These proposals or accomplishments could reverberate next November. Tell us what you think.

Legislature urged to make 21 legal age for semiautomatics

Snohomish County Deputy Prosecutor Adam Cornell cites “the carnage that I saw” in Mukilteo.

Foes of public records bypass bill say it incites mistrust

Most lawmakers don’t want to disclose calendars, emails or text messages to citizens upon request.

Lawmakers: Wait and see before paying your property taxes

If they settle on a fix before the legislative session ends March 8, it might affect what you owe.

Hundreds of emails urge Inslee to veto public records bill

They express dismay and anger at what they view as lawmakers forsaking the will of the public.

House passes ban on bump-fire stocks

If the Senate approves, Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign it into law.

At least they agree that property taxes need lowering

Lawmakers are tripping over one another with schemes to roll back the hike they imposed.

Your elected leaders don’t want you reading their emails

State lawmakers have introduced a bill to circumvent the public records ruling.

House Democrats: Use capital gains tax to keep property tax rate lower

But they are setting up a potential showdown with the Supreme Court over school funding.

Senate Democrats propose property tax cut with surge in revenue

The latest revenue forecast predicted $1.3 billion more in the next three years than anticipated.

Democrats seek automatic and day-of voter registration

Some GOP House members were concerned about people who are ineligible to vote still voting.

Sound Transit funding splits lawmakers trying to cut car tab fees

With the legislative session set to end March 8, pressure is building for action.

Finalists for EdCC presidency holding campus meetings

A search committee reviewed 19 applicants and recommended three finalists to the Board of Trustees.

As state revenue surges, lawmakers vow property tax relief

A new forecast predicts nearly $1.3 billion more income in the next three years than expected.

Ban on bump-fire stocks makes progress in State House

The Senate approved the bill but would need to vote on any changes made by the House.

For school districts whose levies fail, what’s the next move?

They can hold a special election in two months, but how do they change the minds of enough voters?

Kerry lends Inslee a hand selling the idea of a carbon tax

The secretary of state under President Barack Obama was an architect of the Paris climate accord.

State Senate passes bill to eliminate death penalty

Capital punishment would be replaced with life in prison without the possibility of parole.