Jerry Cornfield

Longshot bid: Inslee is saddling up for a presidential run

With a signature issue and a federal PAC, he is well-positioned for entry into the 2020 contest.

 

Democrats won big, but party leader could still lose her job

Tina Podlodowski is facing a challenge from Jason Call, who is pushing for a more progressive agenda.

 

State revenues to reach $50B but new fees or taxes loom

The state has never had so much money to spend on government. Inslee says it is still not enough.

 

John Koster wonders who cares about ‘The Caravan of Crap’

The ex-lawmaker runs a small state agency, so when he shared that essay on Facebook, people noticed.

Big corporations were among the winners of Tuesday’s voting

So were gun-safety advocates. But the governor and others concerned about climate change came up short.

A Berniecrat win on Trump turf may not be too far-fetched

Democrat Ivan Lewis is battling Republican Robert Sutherland, and history, in the 39th district.

Masquerading junk election mailers sneak across the aisle

Last time, in 2010, it was Democrats. This time it’s conservatives. Either way, it’s opaque misdirection.

Proposed pay hikes for politicians are Eyman’s newest target

If a citizen panel approves the raises in February, Eyman vows to pursue a referendum to repeal them.

Tim Eyman during a court hearing about the legality of an anti-tax measure, in King County Superior Court in Seattle on Jan. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Eyman trial in case brought by state AG pushed to 2020

AG Ferguson is still waiting for financial records from the Mukilteo initiative promoter.

Tim Eyman during a court hearing about the legality of an anti-tax measure, in King County Superior Court in Seattle on Jan. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

A booming economy won’t make next state budget less taxing

Gov. Inslee warns of a $1.5 billion gap and says there are few ways to bridge it.

17 people will decide whether elected officials get raises

A special commission will soon set salaries for state officeholders, including the governor.

It took a while but Cantwell and Hutchison are set to debate

The candidates agreed to televised debates in Tacoma and Spokane — unless the Senate is in session.

He’s not on the ballot, but Inslee is campaigning like it

Republicans may find votes by making the election a referendum on the Democratic governor’s agenda.

Sutherland counting on the ‘R,’ not the green, to win House

The GOP candidate has raised little money, and state House Republicans don’t have much to help him out.

Even with postage paid, voters couldn’t send ballots on time

While those ballots don’t get counted, taxpayers still must pay the Postal Service for delivering them.

In legal fight with AG, cost of contempt is rising for Eyman

A judge has doubled the fine for the initiative promoter’s failure to produce records.

Their I-940 made the ballot, but not the version they prefer

The state Supreme Court nullified a remarkable compromise over police use of deadly force.

Trash, tests, training: Teachers had many issues besides pay

Big raises aren’t the only thing in the new Everett Education Association contract.

McCoy fined for late reporting of thousands in contributions

In some cases, contributions did not get disclosed until more than two years after they were received.

Vote may come before court acts on ‘small font’ gun measure

Historically, justices really don’t like to mess with initiatives before voters get a crack at them.