Jerry Cornfield

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.

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.

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

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.

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.