Jerry Cornfield

Voters deliver a win for Eyman and concerns for Democrats

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

Voters deliver a win for Eyman and concerns for Democrats
Here are 6 numbers to help decipher this election

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

Here are 6 numbers to help decipher this election
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

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.

A boring election for state seats in 2020? Try nine of them
Lawmakers to governor: How dare you mess with our budget!

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.

Lawmakers to governor: How dare you mess with our budget!
This political break-up couldn’t come at a worse time

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.

This political break-up couldn’t come at a worse time
After a senator’s claim is debunked, a call for an apology

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.

After a senator’s claim is debunked, a call for an apology
Inslee passes up a chance to confront corporate ‘blackmail’

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.

Inslee passes up a chance to confront corporate ‘blackmail’
‘Bullying, harassment, intimidation’: Dems penalize a leader

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

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

‘Bullying, harassment, intimidation’: Dems penalize a leader
A veto too far? Lawmakers may sue Inslee to figure it out

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.

A veto too far? Lawmakers may sue Inslee to figure it out
To expel or not to expel Matt Shea, that may be the question

To expel or not to expel Matt Shea, that may be the question

Results of a private investigation could put the fate of GOP lawmaker in front of the House in 2020.

To expel or not to expel Matt Shea, that may be the question
We’re going to be awash in tax advisory measures this fall

We’re going to be awash in tax advisory measures this fall

There will be 12 on the ballot. There would be none had Democratic lawmakers passed one bill.

We’re going to be awash in tax advisory measures this fall
It works! State election system debuts without feared drama

It works! State election system debuts without feared drama

And a new law allowing folks to register and vote on Election Day didn’t get a ton of takers.

It works! State election system debuts without feared drama
In tough month, an ally becomes a competitor for Eyman

In tough month, an ally becomes a competitor for Eyman

After getting signatures for a measure that didn’t qualify, Restore Washington wants to do its own.

In tough month, an ally becomes a competitor for Eyman
New statewide election system causing concern among auditors

New statewide election system causing concern among auditors

They don’t think VoteWA is ready for prime time but are confident primary results will be accurate

New statewide election system causing concern among auditors
Yes, Virginia, lawmakers did raise a lot of fees and taxes

Yes, Virginia, lawmakers did raise a lot of fees and taxes

They passed 51 bills to bring in more money. Democrats pushed major tax hikes past a resistant GOP.

Yes, Virginia, lawmakers did raise a lot of fees and taxes
This year’s biggest election for Democrats isn’t on the ballot

This year’s biggest election for Democrats isn’t on the ballot

Four women are vying to become the next House speaker. The Democratic caucus will decide in July.

This year’s biggest election for Democrats isn’t on the ballot
A Senate seat is on the line and the dominos are set to fall

A Senate seat is on the line and the dominos are set to fall

Rep. Stanford seems a shoo-in for the appointment. There’s a drama brewing for his job in the House.

A Senate seat is on the line and the dominos are set to fall
When will 2020 race for governor begin? When Inslee says so

When will 2020 race for governor begin? When Inslee says so

Three potential candidates are mum for now as the governor vies for president and ponders a third term.

When will 2020 race for governor begin? When Inslee says so
With Palumbo out, capital gains tax gets real for Democrats

With Palumbo out, capital gains tax gets real for Democrats

His successor could be the vote leaders need. But with elections in 2020, tax may be off the table.

With Palumbo out, capital gains tax gets real for Democrats
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