Jerry Cornfield

Jerry posted 93 stories to Bainbridge Island Review.
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Inslee accused of ‘greenwashing’ | THE PETRI DISH

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee’s strategy as a warrior for the environment is once again coming under fire from other fighters in the environmentalist movement.

  • Jun 23rd, 2016 3:48pm

Bathroom battle moves east | THE PETRI DISH

The next round in the battle on access to public bathrooms will be waged Thursday in Yakima.

  • Jun 8th, 2016 5:00pm

Last piece not in place for the big debate | 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 2nd, 2016 6:13pm

Bryant tries to hide from Trump’s shadow | THE PETRI DISH

For very different reasons, Donald Trump and Randy Dorn are poised to alter the dynamics of this year’s race for governor in Washington.

  • May 12th, 2016 9:26pm

The Donald is heading our way | THE PETRI DISH

Donald Trump is marching toward the Republican presidential nomination and Washington is one of his next stops.

  • Apr 29th, 2016 6:18pm

Missed opportunity for state Republicans | THE PETRI DISH

Republican state senators didn’t fire Corrections Secretary Bernie Warner when they had the chance.

  • Mar 31st, 2016 7:50pm

Parting paths on charter schools | THE PETRI DISH

Gov. Inslee was hanging out with his pals from the Washington Education Association a recent Saturday morning when the subject of charter schools came up.

  • Mar 28th, 2016 8:16pm

Unfinished business | THE PETRI DISH

Time to catch up on a couple pieces of unfinished business around here. Let’s begin with Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

  • Mar 18th, 2016 4:07pm

Eight in the race so far | THE PETRI DISH

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

  • Mar 3rd, 2016 8:31pm

Mistakes were made, and heads rolled | THE PETRI DISH

A report due out as early as Thursday could reveal why the state continued to free inmates early, by mistake, even after workers in the Department of Corrections learned it was happening in late 2012.

  • Feb 25th, 2016 9:00pm

A mild surprise in Olympia | THE PETRI DISH

Having completed debates on the use of toilets and taxes, the Republican majority in the state Senate directed their attention Tuesday to a top item on this session’s to-do list — education.

  • Feb 18th, 2016 9:02pm

Silent protest before the State of the State | THE PETRI DISH

Minutes before Gov. Jay Inslee gave his State of the State address Tuesday, the leader of Washington’s public school system delivered a message of his own.

  • Jan 13th, 2016 7:40pm

Challenges lie ahead for Inslee’s new campaign | THE PETRI DISH

Gov. Jay Inslee is beginning the last year of his first term with every expectation of winning re-election in November.

  • Jan 7th, 2016 8:39pm

Unpredictable at the national level, but here, not so much | Jerry Cornfield

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

  • Jan 6th, 2017 1:30am

I-732 advances amid friendly fire | THE PETRI DISH

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

  • Dec 31st, 2015 5:33pm

School funding plan? See you next year | 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 17th, 2015 8:52pm

Inslee pushes for limits on carbon pollution emissions | THE PETRI DISH

Nothing like a few days away from the office to get one’s spirit rejuvenated and energy recharged. For Gov. Jay Inslee, it came in a trip to Paris, where he attended the international confab on climate change.

  • Dec 15th, 2015 6:16pm

Murray comfortable on sidelines during House Speaker scrum | THE PETRI DISH

These days, Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray isn’t surprised to get a text from the man who may be the next Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Oct 15th, 2015 3:56pm

Bill continues to climb for Legislature | THE PETRI DISH

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

  • Sep 24th, 2015 8:14pm

Democrats reload for Inslee’s next opponent | THE PETRI DISH

The decision of state Sen. Andy Hill to not take on Gov. Jay Inslee in 2016 forced the Democratic Party attack machine to brake hard and return to the shop.

  • Sep 18th, 2015 5:50pm