Jerry Cornfield

Jerry posted 26 stories to The Vidette.
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Cornfield: Lawmakers sue Gov. Jay Inslee over ‘veto too far’

By Jerry Cornfield The Everett Herald When Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a…

  • Sep 4th, 2019 10:14am
In this 2012 photo, Rep. Matt Shea speaks in Olympia. Newly leaked emails show that Shea has had close ties with a group that trained children and young men for religious combat. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson,File)

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.

  • Aug 28th, 2019 8:34am
In this 2012 photo, Rep. Matt Shea speaks in Olympia. Newly leaked emails show that Shea has had close ties with a group that trained children and young men for religious combat. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson,File)

Cornfield: Ballot will be heavier thanks to advisory votes Democrats could have avoided

By Jerry Cornfield The Herald If you lost count of how many…

  • Aug 22nd, 2019 5:30pm

Cornfield: State’s new voting system passes key test

Whew. The primary (on Aug. 6) marked the electoral debut of VoteWa,…

  • Aug 13th, 2019 4:58pm

Initiative barker Eyman welcomes former supporters as competitors

Jerry Cornfield column for July 25, 2019

  • Jul 25th, 2019 8:14am

Cornfield: Inslee exercises executive power like never before

Governor shifted $175M to culverts and vetoed a sentence he said threatened funding for transit.

  • May 29th, 2019 1:09pm

Jerry Cornfield: Even with all that winning, Democrats didn’t run the table

Democratic lawmakers greeted the end of the 2019 legislative session with warm…

  • May 10th, 2019 1:50pm

Inslee and Democrats riding high at session’s end

By the time all the dust settles, the Democratic governor should have 15 of the 18 bills he specifically requested through the Legislature and past his desk with his signature attached.

  • May 2nd, 2019 1:30am

The Petri Dish: Face-recognition bill fails to meet deadline to advance in state House

One of the most intriguing dramas at this point in the legislative…

  • Apr 25th, 2019 1:30am

Jerry Cornfield: Snohomish woman on 17-day fast to spotlight orcas’ plight

At nearly noon on April 1, Lanni Johnson sat in a fold-up…

  • Apr 19th, 2019 1:30am
A device called a “bump stock” is attached to a semi-automatic rifle Oct. 4, 2017, at the Gun Vault store and shooting range in South Jordan, Utah. A federal ban, sought by the Trump administration, takes effect in March. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

State moving quickly on plan to buy up banned bump stocks

If lawmakers provide the money, owners could surrender them before a federal ban takes effect in March.

  • Feb 27th, 2019 9:36am
A device called a “bump stock” is attached to a semi-automatic rifle Oct. 4, 2017, at the Gun Vault store and shooting range in South Jordan, Utah. A federal ban, sought by the Trump administration, takes effect in March. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Cornfield: Controversial 2018 election mailers were audacious — and legal

Misleading postcards didn’t violate election laws because they touted noncandidates, the PDC found

  • Feb 14th, 2019 12:55pm
Cydney Gillis is the owner of a home where high levels of arsenic have been measured. (Lizz Giordano / Herald file)

Cornfield: Everett neighbors make their pitch to hasten smelter cleanup

Residents ask officials to shorten the timeline for contaminated areas.

  • Feb 7th, 2019 9:46am
Cydney Gillis is the owner of a home where high levels of arsenic have been measured. (Lizz Giordano / Herald file)

3 years in the making: New law on police use of deadly force

In the next few days, state lawmakers will pass a bill to…

  • Jan 24th, 2019 1:30am

Cornfield: Sound Transit probably won’t be ignored by lawmakers in 2019

Car tab relief is one topic. How directors of the regional transit authority are chosen is another.

  • Jan 10th, 2019 10:30am
A preliminary concept of a proposed new interchange on Highway 522 at Paradise Lake Road in Maltby. (WSDOT)

Jerry Cornfield: New idea: Carbon fee for transportation, environmental work

A lawmaker’s statewide plan would remove culverts, redo the U.S. 2 trestle and fund many other projects.

  • Dec 24th, 2018 11:16am
A preliminary concept of a proposed new interchange on Highway 522 at Paradise Lake Road in Maltby. (WSDOT)

Guns, helmets and soju proposals queued up for 2019 session

In an annual rite, lawmakers are already putting bills in the hopper they want to debate next year.

  • Dec 19th, 2018 12:50pm

Longshot bid: Inslee is saddling up for a presidential run

Can a little-known thoroughbred from the Pacific Northwest capture the 2020 derby of Democratic presidential candidates?

  • Dec 13th, 2018 1:30am

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

No governor or Legislature has ever had that much money to spend on government services and programs.

  • Nov 29th, 2018 1:30am

Official isn’t worried if Facebook post lands him in hot water

This sassy opus penned by a New York radio talk show host is a manifest of discomforting questions and conspiratorial theorems posed by those embracing the president’s call to turn back the men, women and children when they arrive at the U.S. border.

  • Nov 22nd, 2018 1:30am