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Jeremy Duda

Jeremy Duda

Associate Editor Jeremy Duda is a Phoenix native and began his career in journalism in 2003 after graduating from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining the Arizona Mirror, he worked at the Arizona Capitol Times, where he spent eight years covering the Governor's Office and two years as editor of the Yellow Sheet Report. Before that, he wrote for the Hobbs News-Sun of Hobbs, NM, and the Daily Herald of Provo, Utah. Jeremy is also the author of the history book “If This Be Treason: the American Rogues and Rebels Who Walked the Line Between Dissent and Betrayal.”

Arizona audit stop the steal supporters

Lies about the 2020 election propel bills aimed at combating non-existent fraud

By: - January 25, 2022

Cheered on by an enthusiastic crowd that espoused conspiracy theories about fraud in the 2020 presidential vote and touted the largely debunked findings of the so-called Maricopa County “audit,” the Senate Government Committee on Monday advanced a slew of bills aimed at curbing or alleviating concerns about election fraud in Arizona, despite little evidence of […]

Redistricting commission gives final certification to new maps

By: - January 21, 2022

Arizona’s new congressional and legislative maps are on their way to the Secretary of State’s Office, the final step required to enshrine them as the official districts that the state will use through the 2030 election. In one last split vote, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission certified the new legislative map on a 3-2 vote […]

Ducey: I’m still not running for Senate

By: - January 20, 2022

Again, national media are floating Gov. Doug Ducey as a possible U.S. Senate candidate, and again, he’s shooting the rumors down.  Ducey on Thursday rebutted a recent Politico article that claimed he might join the Republican primary field for this year’s Senate race. The governor, who is term-limited and leaving office after this year, has […]

Ducey praises Sinema for protecting the Senate filibuster

By: - January 20, 2022

Republican Gov. Doug Ducey lauded Democratic U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for refusing to support a change to the Senate’s filibuster rules in order to pass a voting rights package. “I want to give Senator Sinema credit for standing up and protecting a Senate rule that she believes in,” Ducey told reporters on Thursday. “This has […]

AG’s Office: Hobbs can’t legally shut down online signature portal

By: - January 19, 2022

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs will be breaking the law if she shuts down the system that allows congressional and legislative candidates to collect signatures online so they can qualify for the ballot, the Attorney General’s Office warned Tuesday. In a letter to Bo Dul, Hobbs’ general counsel and election policy advisor, the Attorney General’s […]

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Redistricting commissioners exchange accusations, final map certification delayed

By: - January 18, 2022

Arizona redistricting commissioners spent several hours airing accusations and grievances over the recently concluded mapmaking process but unexpectedly adjourned without certifying the final congressional and legislative districts. The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission gave its final certification to the state’s new congressional map on Tuesday after making a number of minor changes at the request of […]

As first campaign finance reports are filed, the governor’s race comes into focus

By: - January 16, 2022

Steve Gaynor and Karrin Taylor Robson are sitting on millions for their gubernatorial campaigns as they prepare to hit the airwaves, while Katie Hobbs and Kari Lake offset strong fundraising numbers with big spending. The state of the governor’s race became a bit clearer on Saturday as candidates submitted campaign finance reports for all of […]

Ducey budget would spend $14.25 billion next year

By: - January 14, 2022

Gov. Doug Ducey’s final budget proposal calls for $14.25 billion in spending for the 2023 fiscal year that includes nearly $1.4 billion in new spending, the bulk of which will be one-time spending on K-12 education, water infrastructure, beefing up the state’s rainy day fund and expanding Interstate 10. About $364 million of that new […]

Wendy Rogers raises record-breaking $2.5 million for re-election

By: - January 13, 2022

The most impressive fundraising number in the 2022 election cycle belongs not to a gubernatorial candidate or U.S. Senate hopeful, but to a first-term state senator seeking re-election.  Sen. Wendy Rogers, a Flagstaff Republican who has made herself into a national figure by falsely claiming the 2020 election was rigged against former President Donald Trump, […]

Candidates won’t be able to collect online signatures in their new districts at all in 2022

By: - January 13, 2022

Legislative and congressional candidates won’t be able to use Arizona’s online system to collect the signatures they need to get their names on the ballot if they file to run using their new district numbers at all this year. That’s what Secretary of State Katie Hobbs told them in new guidance that wasn’t among the […]

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Kari Lake raises nearly $1.5 million for GOP gubernatorial primary

By: - January 12, 2022

Buoyed by former President Donald Trump’s endorsement, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Kari Lake raised nearly $1.5 million since kicking off her campaign in June.  Lake, a former Fox 10 anchor, announced her fundraising total on Wednesday, saying she’d received contributions from more than 9,000 people.  “We have built a grassroots fundraising machine from scratch, despite the […]

Ducey is the first governor in decades to give an eighth State of the State

By: - January 11, 2022

One of Doug Ducey’s most historically noteworthy achievements may be simply lasting long enough as governor to give an eighth State of the State address, a feat no Arizona governor has accomplished in 36 years.  In his speech on Monday, Ducey said he had the “unique privilege” of giving a State of the State speech […]