Jerry Cornfield

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.

State Senate passes bill to eliminate death penalty

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

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.

Sound Transit tax bill advances

The legislation would affect 55 properties partly inside and partly outside the taxing district.

State House backs Snohomish County opioid help center

It passed a bill which would put a similar diversion center program in Spokane County.

Statewide drug take back program clears House

A bill was approved to give every community a safe way to dispose of unused medications.

650 county residents are just now getting election ballots

A Department of Licensing coding glitch in the “motor-voter” program led to the late delivery.

Prominent aerospace analyst will help state with Boeing bid

Richard Aboulafia has been hired to evaluate weaknesses as Washington seeks to host 797 assembly.

This is what climate change looks like in the state Senate

Since regaining the majority, Democrats have five noticeable developments on their to-do list.

Senate finds a way to give some of us refunds on car tabs

A committee has a fix to make up for lower Sound Transit fees on license-plate renewals.

State officials are looking for ways to unclog carpool lanes

Ten of 12 stretches of HOV lanes fail to meet state standards for peak-hour flow.

Lawmakers get ready to abide by public record law

State legislators say they support access, but want constituents’ privacy protected.

Ex-lawmaker Scott to take on newly appointed GOP senator

Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, serves in the 39th Legislative District.

Search for next EdCC president enters final stage

The three finalists will be on campus for interviews in late February.

GOP renews push to reform ‘out of control’ Sound Transit

Republicans want lower taxes and a reorganized transit agency, but Democrats are in the driver’s seat.

Senate approves abortion coverage bill

The legislation now goes to the House for consideration.

5 counties warned state about salmon-farming back in 2012

State officials were unfazed — until last summer’s accidental release of up to 260,000 non-native fish.

Sasquatch might soon be spotted — on state license plates

The elusive cryptid could help raise money for state parks by appearing on specialty plates.