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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.”

Supreme Court upholds Arizona ban on early ballot collecting

By: - July 1, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Arizona’s ban on third-party ballot collections, reversing the 9th Circuit’s ruling last year that the prohibition violated the Voting Rights Act.

Ducey signs budget with hours to go before fiscal year ends

By: - June 30, 2021

With the start of the new fiscal year less than eight hours away, Gov. Doug Ducey signed the $12.8 billion budget shortly after lawmakers sent him the final two budget bills to his desk.

Sentencing reform dies for third straight year after Fann blocks Senate vote

By: - June 30, 2021

Arizona will continue to have some of the strictest criminal sentencing laws in the country after Senate President Karen Fann refused to let the Senate vote on a bill that would allow some nonviolent inmates to earn early releases.

Biden administration snubs Ducey in Western wildfire meeting

By: - June 30, 2021

Doug Ducey was one of just three Western governors that the White House didn’t invite to a meeting on wildfires that the Biden administration convened, despite the particularly nasty fire season that Arizona is currently facing.

Poll: Arizonans don’t want to re-elect Biden, but will support him over Trump

By: - June 29, 2021

Arizonans don’t want to re-elect President Joe Biden to another term in 2024, but will again give the state’s 11 electoral votes to him if he’s running against Donald Trump, according to a poll released Tuesday. And U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has better job approval ratings from Republican voters than from her fellow Democrats, who […]

Ad agency exec Beau Lane joins GOP primary for secretary of state

By: - June 29, 2021

The already crowded Republican primary for secretary of state got a new entrant on Tuesday with the addition of advertising and marketing firm executive Beau Lane.

Dem state representative Aaron Lieberman running for governor

By: - June 29, 2021

State Rep. Aaron Lieberman is running for governor, joining an increasingly crowded Democratic primary field. 

House again passes sentencing reform bill, which faces unknown fate in Senate

By: - June 28, 2021

For the second time this year, the House of Representatives passed legislation to allow some prison inmates to earn earlier releases, but it remains to be seen whether it will get a vote in the Senate, where the bill already died once this legislative session.

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Former secretary of state candidate Steve Gaynor joins GOP primary for governor

By: - June 25, 2021

Businessman Steve Gaynor, the Republican nominee who lost to Democrat Katie Hobbs in the 2018 race for secretary of state, is now setting his sights on a higher office, throwing his hat into the ring for governor and adding to an already crowded GOP field.

GOP lawmakers pass sweeping tax cuts after limiting debate

By: and - June 25, 2021

The Arizona House of Representatives passed large swaths of the state budget package Thursday, including a sweeping tax plan, a prohibition on COVID-19 vaccination requirements in public universities and rules for printing ballots with watermarks and holographic foil as “anti-fraud measures.”  

False Arizona claims play part in suspension of Giuliani law license

By: - June 24, 2021

Among the claims that led a New York disciplinary panel to suspend Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani’s license to practice law were a series of baseless claims he made falsely alleging that tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants voted in the 2020 general election in Arizona. 

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Redistricting commission eyes late July start to statewide tour

By: - June 23, 2021

If all goes according to plan, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will begin its statewide “listening tour” in late July and end in early August, shortly before it expects to get the census data it needs to begin drawing congressional and legislative maps.