Jerry Cornfield

Inslee draws a line in the battle on clean fuels law

Rebuffed in 2019, the Democratic governor is turning up the heat on those in his party who oppose it.

 

Matt Shea is a man without a caucus. But he has a House seat

Whether Democrats try to expel the GOP lawmaker will be a hot topic in the upcoming session.

 

With five elections, get ready to vote a lot in 2020

It will be a busy year as voters decide the fate of school bonds and help choose the next president.

 

Election quirks: Drop boxes, tossed ballots, fickle voters

Before turning the page on the November election, here are a few questions to ponder.

A gift idea for a troubled relationship: intervention

Appointment flap is latest dispute in protracted rift between Senate Republicans and Lt. Gov. Habib.

Will we feel different when Trump is impeached? Probably not

As a historic vote looms in the House, attitudes of the public are pretty hardened on this subject.

When asked their opinion on contract talks, they were silent

A 2017 law lets lawmakers offer negotiation topics. But a bipartisan panel didn’t do so this week.

Initiative impresario, political provocateur — and governor?

Tim Eyman’s candidacy will settle whether voters like him as much as they like his tax-cutting ideas.

Affirmative action measure fails but could resurface in 2020

Supporters started too late and had too little money to explain the problems R-88 would solve.

Post-election, new battles loom over Eyman’s car-tab measure

Lawmakers will wrangle over cuts in transportation spending as lawyers tangle on the measure’s legality.

Voters deliver a win for Eyman and concerns for Democrats

A conservative electorate, a tug of war in Mukilteo and other takeaways from Election Night

Here are 6 numbers to help decipher this election

There’s no cost to voting but millions of dollars are getting spent to influence how ballots are cast

A Sound Transit train arrives at Westlake Station in downtown Seattle. (Sue Misao / Herald file) May 2019

Does Sound Transit realize the consequences of this do-over?

Pass or fail, Initiative 976 is a reminder of what critics most dislike about the regional agency.

A Sound Transit train arrives at Westlake Station in downtown Seattle. (Sue Misao / Herald file) May 2019

A boring election for state seats in 2020? Try nine of them

Right now, most incumbents for Washington’s executive offices are not facing tough re-election fights.

Lawmakers to governor: How dare you mess with our budget!

They want Jay Inslee to halt his planned $175 million reallocation of state transportation dollars.

This political break-up couldn’t come at a worse time

As backers of I-1000 gear up, a legal spat involving others is casting a shadow on their efforts.

After a senator’s claim is debunked, a call for an apology

The GOP wants a Democratic senator held to account for accusations which an investigation found to be false.

Inslee passes up a chance to confront corporate ‘blackmail’

The governor skipped a meeting about tax breaks he said Boeing squeezed out of the state.

‘Bullying, harassment, intimidation’: Dems penalize a leader

Cutting a confederate flag off a pickup and verbal attacks fueled a state committeeman’s suspension.

A veto too far? Lawmakers may sue Inslee to figure it out

Inslee knew vetoing a single sentence was unusual. A court may be asked to decide if it was legal.

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