Jerry Cornfield

Transportation plan may not be dead | Jerry Cornfield | The Petri Dish

There’s a slim chance an agreement could arrive on a state transportation budget in a special session this fall or in the 2014 session.

What do teachers do? We’ll find out | Jerry Cornfield | The Petri Dish

Those wondering what public school teachers do all day are going to get an answer.

New state teachers’ president sings same song | Jerry Cornfield | The Petri Dish

Those quietly hoping a new lead singer would change the sound of the state’s largest union of public school teachers are in for a disappointment. It hasn’t and it won’t.

Legislature leaves Boeing up in air

If you are of a mind to deliver a one-finger salute at mention of lawmakers in a tortuous special session, imagine what those in the hallowed suites of The Boeing Co. are thinking as they keep watch on the endless proceedings.

DelBene gets a taste of a different lifestyle | Jerry Cornfield | The Petri Dish

One of the newest members of the Millionaire Club in Congress is getting an idea this week of what it is like to be poor in America. Freshman Democratic Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, who lives in Medina, is dining on a food stamp-sized budget, which the federal government calculates is about $4.50 a day or $30 a week per person.