Jerry Cornfield

This Everett member of the Electoral College might go rogue

If by some chance Alexander Hamilton could transport through time to the state Capitol… Continue reading

Talk and tension rise over collective bargaining reform

Teachers in the Everett School District incited quite a stir with their talk of striking on the first day of school this fall… Continue reading

Backers of district elections in Everett running out of time

An ambitious attempt to redistribute political power in Everett might not make it to the ballot this year. Supporters of a measure to… Continue reading

Solving McCleary is like figuring out a Rubik’s Cube

Any day now lawmakers will reveal how they solved the McCleary Rubik’s Cube. Democratic and Republican lawmakers have spent months twisting and turning… Continue reading

Lawmakers to shine more light on state worker contracts

Republican senators agreed to fund state worker contracts after reaching a deal with Democrats to increase the role of lawmakers in the collective… Continue reading

Lawmakers running out of time to solve the Hirst riddle

Wednesday arrived with a sense of possibility that lawmakers could solve the two remaining riddles in this year’s legislating marathon. But by the… Continue reading

Petition seeks rewrite of state’s new distracted-driving law

The state’s new law targeting distracted drivers sure is irritating folks. What’s riled them is not so much the outright ban on use… Continue reading

Washington voters now can voice opinions on new tax laws

Voters never got a chance to try to overturn new laws increasing the state property tax next year and imposing a sales tax… Continue reading

‘What happened to Hillary happened to Brian Sullivan’

Those leading the Snohomish County Democratic Party wanted badly for Brian Sullivan to be the city’s next mayor. They gave the Democratic county… Continue reading

Trump’s plans, not his tweets, should be an issue this fall

There is no shortage of subjects that candidates for local offices can debate in their campaigns this fall. Don’t expect President Donald J. Trump to… Continue reading

Snohomish cowboy ready to take on ‘Sheriff Joe’ again

A presidential pardon in hand, Arizona’s “Sheriff Joe” Arpaio may be getting ready to hitch up his spurs for another campaign. The ink had barely… Continue reading

Insleeā€™s faux pas easily lost in this year of the outrageous

It was the sort of loose locution one might reflexively associate with Republican Donald Trump this election season. Except this eye-opening utterance came… Continue reading

Island Co. Senate race: Petrish crosses over, supports Bailey

An unlikely union of political foes could spoil the Democratic Party’s chance of retaking a state Senate seat in Island County. Sen. Barbara… Continue reading

GOP says Petri Dish got it wrong: Party is all in for Bryant

Earlier: Bryant’s race against Inslee lacks GOP energy, money, support The Washington State Republican Party took exception to my latest column about the level of… Continue reading

Libertarian AG candidate points to Ferguson’s weak spot

Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s latest newsletter of legal wins and political initiatives arrived by email last week. This edition of The Ferguson File… Continue reading

Sure of Inslee win, Dem super PAC shifts aid to Legislature

A super PAC supporting Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee has redirected hundreds of thousands of dollars from the governor’s race into getting more Democrats… Continue reading

4 possible state shake-ups looming in the countdown to Nov. 8

You will be hard-pressed to find many in Washington who can’t wait until 8 p.m. Tuesday when voting will end and ballot counting… Continue reading

Evenly divided Legislature inspires hope for moderates

Will the Roadkill Caucus be reborn in 2017? This is not idle conversation as the approaching legislative session could be epic in its… Continue reading

This election gave so many a darn good reason to be thankful

With Thanksgiving upon us, we take a few moments to consider those with reason to be thankful for what transpired this past election… Continue reading