Jerry Cornfield

Jerry posted 93 stories to Bainbridge Island Review.
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Charter school trouble | THE PETRI DISH

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

  • Sep 10th, 2015 3:53pm

Gov. Jay Inslee and a presidential run | THE PETRI DISH

Gov. Jay Inslee isn’t making plans to run for president in 2016. But a onetime political adviser is making the case why Washington’s first-term Democratic governor should go to Iowa and try to win the caucuses – even if he doesn’t want the job.

  • Sep 3rd, 2015 7:41pm

Presidential talk in both Washingtons | THE PETRI DISH

Whether The Donald gets a chance to make good on his campaign’s Make America Great Again motto won’t be known for a seeming eternity.

  • Aug 6th, 2015 11:09pm

Jay Inslee: America’s most frustrated governor? | THE PETRI DISH

These days Jay Inslee might be America’s most frustrated governor. And we may soon find out how much more frustration — and stomach ache — he can take.

  • Jul 23rd, 2015 3:24pm

Life under the cloud | 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 9th, 2015 8:58pm

Silence and gold in Olympia | THE PETRI DISH

If silence is golden, a lot of wealth is stockpiled in the state Capitol, where lawmakers and the governor are mum on progress in reaching a deal on a new state budget.

  • Jun 18th, 2015 7:55pm

Talk of a government shutdown gets things moving | 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 4th, 2015 8:38pm

Early opponent for DelBene | THE PETRI DISH

One of Snohomish County’s most conservative Republican lawmakers has quietly begun a campaign to unseat incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene.

  • May 28th, 2015 9:12pm

Lawmakers have been lawbreakers on school finance | THE PETRI DISH

The way Washington pays for public schools is illegal. But there’s no simple fix, and school leaders worry that state lawmakers are considering potential remedies that might not be better and, in some cases, could be worse.

  • May 21st, 2015 7:32pm

The vanishing auditor | THE PETRI DISH

It took 207 days of campaigning through two elections in 2012 for Troy Xavier Kelley to secure the job as Washington’s state auditor. It required only a few minutes Monday to erase nearly every scratch of evidence he is still in office.

  • May 7th, 2015 7:53pm

Lawmakers in Olympia may get a raise | THE PETRI DISH

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

  • Apr 30th, 2015 7:49pm

Washington state will sit out presidential primary | THE PETRI DISH

You know the quadrennial quandary in this state about how to make the presidential primary meaningful? There’s an answer for 2016: It won’t be, so it’s going to be canceled.

  • Apr 23rd, 2015 8:37pm

Pot may be on the ballot again come November | THE PETRI DISH

There’s a good chance marijuana will be in front of voters again this fall. This time, though, the decision will be whether to keep the industry out, not whether to let it in.

  • Apr 16th, 2015 8:47pm

No fanfare expected for budget talk | THE PETRI DISH

There will be no pomp or ceremony today when Gov. Jay Inslee plans to sit down with the Democrat and Republican leaders of the House and Senate to talk budget.

  • Apr 10th, 2015 1:36am

Lawmakers will ask voters for reconsideration of class size initiative | THE PETRI DISH

Five months ago voters said they wanted smaller classes in Washington public schools. Seven months from now lawmakers want to ask them, "Did you really mean it?"

  • Apr 3rd, 2015 5:13pm

Auditor watch continues | THE PETRI DISH

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

  • Mar 26th, 2015 8:40pm

Hump Day in Olympia | THE PETRI DISH

March 5 was Hump Day in the 2015 legislative session, day 53 of 105, after which lawmakers adjourn. At least that’s their hope. Here are five landmarks of the Olympia session thus far and the road ahead.

  • Mar 5th, 2015 2:56pm

Transportation plan on the way | THE PETRI DISH

Any day now the state Senate will be voting on a plan to raise the gas tax and car tab fees in order to pay for billions of dollars in transportation projects.

  • Feb 27th, 2015 6:24pm

Rubber about to hit the road on Senate transportation package | THE PETRI DISH

The wait is nearly over. Senate Republicans, after two years of avoidance, are putting the final touches on a multibillion-dollar transportation package and could make it public as early as Thursday.

  • Feb 12th, 2015 12:26am

Test scores will haunt lawmakers again this year | THE PETRI DISH

OLYMPIA — Lawmakers, teachers and the state public schools chief are gearing up for another battle over whether student test scores should be used to evaluate teachers and principals.

  • Feb 5th, 2015 9:50pm