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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 Senate approves $12.8 B budget, massive tax cut

By: - June 23, 2021

After weeks of stops and starts and negotiations with GOP holdouts, Senate Republicans passed a budget and massive income tax cut, while House Democrats were able to delay the vote in their chamber by leaving the Capitol to ensure there was no quorum.

Dems delay House budget vote, but stall its passage only until Thursday

By: - June 22, 2021

Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Doug Ducey solved two big problems standing in the way of a budget deal, only to see other issues emerge as one GOP senator vowed to withhold her vote and Democrats denied them a quorum in the House.

Shawnna Bolick

Shawnna Bolick, author of bill to reject voters’ presidential choice, running to be top elections official

By: - June 22, 2021

State Rep. Shawnna Bolick, who sponsored legislation earlier this year that would have allowed the legislature to reject voters’ selection in presidential races, is running to become Arizona’s top elections official. 

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House passes bill for investigations of ballot signature mismatches

By: - June 21, 2021

Prosecutorial agencies would have the opportunity to investigate possible voter fraud when county election officials can’t verify the signatures on early ballots, under legislation approved by House Republicans.

Former prosecutor Lacy Cooper seeks GOP nomination for AG

By: - June 17, 2021

Lacy Cooper, a former state and federal prosecutor, has joined the crowded Republican field for the 2022 attorney general’s race.

Matt Salmon

Matt Salmon returns to gubernatorial arena, launches 2022 campaign

By: - June 16, 2021

Former Republican Congressman Matt Salmon is running for governor, looking to win the prize that eluded him 20 years ago in one of Arizona’s closest gubernatorial elections.

Trump wanted Supreme Court to order new election in Arizona, other states

By: - June 15, 2021

Documents obtained by the U.S. House Oversight Committee showed that former President Donald Trump wanted his Justice Department to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to order a half dozen states, including Arizona, to hold new presidential elections and to bar them from casting their electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden.

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Yavapai sheriff: Beware fraudulent ‘election officials’ knocking on doors

By: - June 14, 2021

People who are falsely claiming to be county election officials are knocking on voters’ doors in Yavapai County and asking for information about their voting history, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office warned on Monday.

Bolding running for secretary of state, will face Fontes in Dem primary

By: - June 14, 2021

House Minority Leader Reginald Bolding is running for Arizona secretary of state, setting up a Democratic primary battle against former Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes.

AG Garland warns of DOJ scrutiny for Arizona-style audits

By: - June 11, 2021

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland warned states that may be thinking about emulating Arizona’s self-styled election audit or enacting new voting restrictions based on dubious fraud claims that a newly beefed up civil rights division at the Department of Justice will have its eye on them.

Brnovich launches U.S. Senate campaign

By: - June 10, 2021

Attorney General Mark Brnovich is running for U.S. Senate, joining a growing field for what could be a contentious fight for the Republican nomination to take on Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly next year. 

Staring at a government shutdown, Republicans seek compromise on tax cuts

By: - June 10, 2021

One of the two GOP holdouts blocking the proposed budget and tax cut plan forged by Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Doug Ducey is working on a compromise plan.