Jerry Cornfield

Jerry posted 48 stories to The Vidette.
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Cornfield: Unpredictable 2020 Legislative Session Ends

Cornfield: Unpredictable 2020 Legislative Session Ends

The 2020 legislative session has come to a close. It didn’t unfold…

  • Mar 19th, 2020 10:30am
Cornfield: Unpredictable 2020 Legislative Session Ends

As the deadline nears, state lawmakers face a few challenges

As state lawmakers in Olympia enter the final turn of the 2020…

  • Mar 12th, 2020 1:30am
After Boeing requested higher tax rates, lawmakers weigh rules to restore cheaper amount

After Boeing requested higher tax rates, lawmakers weigh rules to restore cheaper amount

‘Clawbacks’ in the ‘snap-back’ sounds meanful, but would they be?

  • Mar 5th, 2020 1:30am
After Boeing requested higher tax rates, lawmakers weigh rules to restore cheaper amount
The state has too much money and it’s a problem

The state has too much money and it’s a problem

With revenues rising, budget writers are going to get lots of requests on how to spend it

  • Feb 27th, 2020 9:26am
The state has too much money and it’s a problem

Cornfield: On car taxes, Sound Transit says it gets it

But lawmakers and transit agency leaders are still far apart on how to cut the cost of those tabs.

  • Feb 13th, 2020 1:30am
Throw in the towel on Matt Shea

Throw in the towel on Matt Shea

Majority Democrats realize contentious representative is staying

  • Jan 29th, 2020 9:27am
Throw in the towel on Matt Shea
Cornfield: Will Republicans join in to kick Rep. Shea from State House?

Cornfield: Will Republicans join in to kick Rep. Shea from State House?

We know that Rep. Matt Shea is assigned to sit in the…

  • Jan 16th, 2020 9:04am
Cornfield: Will Republicans join in to kick Rep. Shea from State House?
Get ready to vote a lot in 2020

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.

  • Jan 9th, 2020 1:30am
Get ready to vote a lot in 2020
Cornfield: Drop boxes, tossed ballots, fickle voters among 2019 election quirks

Cornfield: Drop boxes, tossed ballots, fickle voters among 2019 election quirks

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

  • Jan 2nd, 2020 1:30am
Cornfield: Drop boxes, tossed ballots, fickle voters among 2019 election quirks
Reeling from voter approval of I-976 and its “$30 car tabs,” Sound Transit leaders plan to ask state lawmakers to change how car tab values are calculated. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Sound Transit to seek car-tab changes with more urgency

Board members will ask lawmakers to let them base assessments on the “true current value” of vehicles.

  • Jan 2nd, 2020 1:30am
Reeling from voter approval of I-976 and its “$30 car tabs,” Sound Transit leaders plan to ask state lawmakers to change how car tab values are calculated. (Sue Misao / The Herald)
Cornfield: Habib, Republican senators at odds this holiday season

Cornfield: Habib, Republican senators at odds this holiday season

Stuck on what gifts to give Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib and Republican…

  • Dec 23rd, 2019 4:49pm
Cornfield: Habib, Republican senators at odds this holiday season
However latest Trump battle turns out, real test will be in November

However latest Trump battle turns out, real test will be in November

Political lines not moving when it comes to impeachment of president

  • Dec 19th, 2019 1:30am
However latest Trump battle turns out, real test will be in November

When asked their opinion on contract talks, lawmakers were silent

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

  • Dec 12th, 2019 9:53am
Guest Opinion: Eyman’s run an election wildcard for 2020

Guest Opinion: Eyman’s run an election wildcard for 2020

We knew it would happen. It’s a wonder it took this long.…

  • Dec 5th, 2019 1:30am
Guest Opinion: Eyman’s run an election wildcard for 2020

Socialists expected better luck on affirmative action next year

Passing of Initiative 976 isn’t surprising; failure of Referendum 88 is.

  • Nov 29th, 2019 11:21am

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.

  • Nov 21st, 2019 7:57am
No cost to vote, but million spent to influence it

No cost to vote, but million spent to influence it

We’ve reached the end of the 2019 election and there’s a degree…

  • Nov 7th, 2019 1:30am
No cost to vote, but million spent to influence it

Sound Transit critics see ‘escape route’ in Initiative 976

In this election, critics of Sound Transit 3 are getting the do-over…

  • Oct 31st, 2019 1:30am

Cornfield: Limp competitive (boring?) election season in Olympia

Nine of the most powerful political jobs in Washington state will be…

  • Oct 17th, 2019 1:30am
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.

  • Oct 2nd, 2019 12:12pm
This political break-up couldn’t come at a worse time