Jerry Cornfield

Political punt means Inslee will fill empty House seat | THE PETRI DISH

It was not the case Monday that the Snohomish County Council could not decide which of three Republican gentlemen should temporarily occupy an empty seat in the state House of Representatives.

Olympia lawmakers show deftness at recycling | THE PETRI DISH

OLYMPIA — The battle for legislative seats this fall will be fought in part with hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations recycled from the campaigns of incumbent lawmakers.

Washington’s big guns come out for I-594 | THE PETRI DISH

Our state’s super wealthy social changers are at it again.

Big backing behind DelBene, background checks | THE PETRI DISH

Freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene spent a couple of her millions to get into Congress.

Eyman comes up short this time | THE PETRI DISH

Rarely can the lack of action trigger so much reaction as it did last week when Tim Eyman didn’t do something he so often does — turn in signatures for an initiative.