Jerry Cornfield

Jerry posted 25 stories to Federal Way Mirror.
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Putting together an education jigsaw puzzle | The Petri Dish

As eight lawmakers arrived at a conference room early Wednesday for another…

  • Apr 13th, 2017 3:10pm

An idea that may suit everyone | The Petri Dish

After years of futility in targeting the wealthy, House Democrats may have…

  • Apr 3rd, 2017 10:52am

Law makers face an old problem in new session | The Petri Dish

Time is running out on the 2017 Legislature. As of Wednesday, there…

  • Jan 16th, 2017 1:43pm

State politics predictable in 2016 | The Petri Dish

This wasn’t a very good year for many of the nation’s venerable…

  • Jan 4th, 2017 9:18am

Coalition aims to set up debates in governor, Senate races | The Petri Dish

If you've never tried to pull off a debate, it's hard to appreciate the degree of difficulty involved in such a feat.

  • Jun 15th, 2016 9:30pm

It’s a popular job: 8 aspire to be lieutenant governor | The Petri Dish

Why are so many people running to become Washington's next lieutenant governor?

  • Mar 11th, 2016 7:50pm

Verbal fisticuffs erupt over how to deal with climate change | The Petri Dish

A not-so-funny thing happened on the long march to save Washington from the damaging undulations of climate change.

  • Jan 5th, 2016 1:54am

Lawmakers still wrestle with education funding | The Petri Dish

Eight lawmakers entrusted with drafting a school funding plan in line with the tenets of the state constitution and dictates of the Supreme Court won’t complete their task this year.

  • Dec 22nd, 2015 1:01am

Back from Paris, Inslee aims to tackle carbon pollution | The Petri Dish

Nothing like a few days away from the office to get one’s spirit rejuvenated and energy recharged.

  • Dec 15th, 2015 1:22am

They’re talking McCleary again, but that won’t be enough | The Petri Dish

Fines are mounting against the state for not having a plan to ensure public schools are adequately funded.

  • Sep 28th, 2015 10:00pm

Fines are mounting against the state for not having a plan to ensure public schools are adequately funded.

  • Sep 28th, 2015 7:03pm

State’s struggle with charter schools | The Petri Dish

Try as it might, Washington just can’t get this charter school thing down right.

  • Sep 15th, 2015 6:00pm

Try as it might, Washington just can’t get this charter school thing down right.

  • Sep 14th, 2015 8:44pm

Public schools bear burden of underfunding, perception of failing

Public schools are not just underfunded by the state as Washington’s Supreme Court has made abundantly clear.

  • Aug 21st, 2015 8:45pm

Troy who? Auditor’s office keeps going under steady hand | The Petri Dish

When the state’s duly elected auditor disappears while in office does anyone notice beyond the shadow of the Capitol dome?

  • Jul 24th, 2015 5:00pm

When the state’s duly elected auditor disappears while in office does anyone notice beyond the shadow of the Capitol dome?

  • Jul 23rd, 2015 8:54pm

Gains, losses during never-ending session | The Petri Dish

The session that would never end is still not over.

  • Jul 2nd, 2015 11:05pm

Shutdown looms over state budget negotiations | The Petri Dish

There’s nothing quite like the threat of a government shutdown July 1 to infuse urgency into negotiations on a new state budget.

  • Jun 5th, 2015 12:01am

Teachers miffed over lawmakers’ raise | The Petri Dish

State lawmakers are up for a raise in the next two years.

  • May 1st, 2015 5:00pm

State lawmakers are up for a raise in the next two years.

  • May 1st, 2015 12:21am

Governor, lawmakers meet to discuss budget | The Petri Dish

There was no pomp or ceremony on Thursday when Gov. Jay Inslee sat down with the Democrat and Republican leaders of the House and Senate to talk budget.

  • Apr 10th, 2015 8:28pm

State auditor doesn’t have much choice: Tough it out or quit | The Petri Dish

No one but Troy Xavier Kelley knows how long he will be the state auditor of Washington.

  • Mar 30th, 2015 7:00pm

No one but Troy Xavier Kelley knows how long he will be the state auditor of Washington.

  • Mar 28th, 2015 12:02am

What may distract, engage lawmakers this year | The Petri Dish

With the start of another year comes the promise of another session of the state Legislature and the prospect — no, make that a guarantee — of more laws.

  • Jan 9th, 2015 11:42pm

Should county, cities get piece of marijuana pie? | The Petri Dish

The financial stakes of the state’s new marijuana industry are no longer theoretical.

  • Sep 26th, 2014 11:44pm