Jerry Cornfield

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.

Rumbling and rambling on the way to November

Republicans have to worry about Trump. Meanwhile, big money is flowing into initiative campaigns.

After this primary thrashing, GOP could be SOL in Olympia

Republicans in the Legislature have three months to come up with a stunning election counterpunch.

The union predicted it: Teacher pay is rising statewide

So far, it’s happening in Edmonds, Omak, Othello, Bellevue and Lake Washington, to name a few.

It’s only the primary but for the parties the stakes are high

In the era of the Top Two primary, next month’s winners likely will also win in the general election.

In ads, Republicans punish a Democrat for voting their way

State Sen. Steve Hobbs is getting slammed for supporting bills introduced by GOP lawmakers.

Does Washington need a ‘surgeon general’s warning’ for guns?

Initiative 1639 would require something similar on paperwork for firearms purchases.

Counties aren’t gonna take it any more

They’re all gearing up for legal duel with the state over money and power.

Mental health competency delays are costing state millions

Soon, some of those languishing behind bars may need to be released and charges against them dismissed.

State Dems may abandon caucus chaos in time for 2020

Washington also is considering becoming more significant by moving its primary to early March.

Signature of registered voter is a coveted commodity

The competitive nature of the initiative and referendum season now peaking in Washington.

Media, lawmakers search for peace on public records

With mediation on tap, questions remain as to who can objectively participate.

President, governor or retirement — only Inslee knows his plan

What we do know is that he’s off to Iowa in June to deliver the keynote address at a party fundraiser.

What Mukilteo teachers are saying makes sense but sounds bad

Public concern for teacher salaries may be steadfast, but patience for conflict is wearing thin.

Eyman to spend $500K of his own money on car-tab initiative

Lacking deep-pocketed donors this time, he says he’s willing to risk his own retirement money.

GOP defends its turf in Congress, gives incumbent Democrats a pass

Everett’s Rick Larsen is one of 6 state House Democrats who so far have no Republican challengers.

Gun rights advocates won the battle but may lose the war

New proposal tackles age requirements, background checks, firearms training, safe storage and more.

State will spend millions on task forces and reports

Here are eight undertakings that will incite possible action by lawmakers in the future.

As school-funding fight winds down, teachers want ‘big’ raises

How does 15 percent sound? School districts are bracing for potentially difficult negotiations.