Jerry Cornfield

As Special Session Comes to a Close, Very Little Accomplished

State lawmakers failed to pass a budget or find an answer for McCleary.

State Lawmakers, Governor to Get a Pay Raise This Fall

And, no, they legally cannot refuse the bump.

Relief From Car Tab Fees Runs Into a Legislative Jam

As a legislative inquisition into the taxing scheme for Sound Transit 3 gets under way, a question arises: Did Olympia lawmakers read the fine print?

Fare Increases for State Ferries Likely This Fall

Washington State Ferries must generate $8.4 million in new revenue, according to the transportation operating budget.

What Lawmakers Have Been Working On While Not Solving McCleary

This year’s motto could be: Don’t sweat the big stuff.

Dems Want to Keep Trump Off the Ballot If He Doesn’t Release His Tax Returns

A group of legislators is asking the attorney general if such a thing is possible.

Following Recent Layoffs, Two Bills Threaten Boeing Tax Break

The aerospace company has eliminated 7,500 Washington state jobs in the last year. If the layoffs continue, say some Republicans and Democrats, the state should curtail the 2013 deal.

Key Sound Transit Deal Back on Track With Budget Agreement

Federal funding for the Lynnwood Link Extension will extend through September, at least.

Pay Raises May Be on the Way for Governor, Lawmakers, and Judges

An independent commission is considering increases of 2 to 8 percent.

Inslee Names New Department of Corrections Secretary

Can the new guy bring stability to a department that has had four leaders in the last two years?

Budget Deal Secures Pay Hike for State Troopers

With the state unable to fill vacancies due to low salaries, lawmakers hope the move will attract and retain talent.

Lawmakers’ Special Session To-Do List Is More Than McCleary

Overtime begins today and there is a lot on the docket.

There’s Plenty of Blame to Go Around for This Year’s Special Session

But when in doubt, just blame Sound Transit.

Immigration Agency Puts ‘Shame’ Reports on Hold

The reports were intended to call out those who denied requests to detain individuals without a warrant.

Democrats Advance Bill That Would Force Sound Transit to Alter License Tax

Diminished revenue would result in cuts to commuter rail and parking structures.

A Tax Change State Lawmakers Can Love? It’s Now Up to GOP

At least one Republican representative thinks it could bear fruit.

House Dems Propose Taxes on Wealthy, Businesses to Pay for Schools

Senate Republicans want to see the House commit to its $3 billion tax increase.

Can Sound Transit Quell the Car Tab Fury?

We may get a look at their strategy at today’s board meeting.