Jerry Cornfield

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

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

  • Mar 19th, 2020 10:30am

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

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

  • Mar 5th, 2020 1:30am

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

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

Majority Democrats realize contentious representative is staying

  • Jan 29th, 2020 9:27am

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

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

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
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

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

  • Dec 23rd, 2019 4:49pm

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

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

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

  • Dec 5th, 2019 1:30am

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

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

  • Nov 7th, 2019 1:30am

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

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

  • Oct 2nd, 2019 12:12pm