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.”
Bolding running for secretary of state, will face Fontes in Dem primary
By: Jeremy Duda - 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: Jeremy Duda - 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.
Staring at a government shutdown, Republicans seek compromise on tax cuts
By: Jeremy Duda - 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.
Redistricting mapping consultant defends work on Latino districts
By: Jeremy Duda - June 10, 2021
A mapping consultant selected by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission says critics mischaracterized some of its past work, including on the Arizona legislative districts it helped draw 20 years ago.
Redistricting commission prepares to begin state tour, but dates uncertain and delay likely
By: Jeremy Duda - June 8, 2021
The start of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission’s statewide listening tour could be pushed back as it finalizes details and sorts out details on when it can hold meetings in areas where public gatherings are still limited due to COVID-19.
Globe Republican David Cook votes against flat-tax proposal, scuttling GOP budget
By: Jeremy Duda - June 7, 2021
House Republicans’ effort to force through a budget fell short again as GOP Rep. David Cook continued his opposition over a massive income tax cut package.
House to return for budget vote, but GOP support remains in question
By: Jeremy Duda - June 4, 2021
The Arizona House of Representatives will take another shot at passing a budget on Monday, including a massive income tax cut, but it still doesn’t appear to have enough support to pass.
Proposed major events fund in budget would help cover Super Bowl costs
By: Jeremy Duda - June 3, 2021
The proposed state budget includes $30 million for a new fund that would help attract major events in Arizona, and an as-yet undetermined chunk of that cash will help cover the costs for the state to host the mother of all major events: the Super Bowl.
Redistricting commission divided on inviting legislative leaders
By: Jeremy Duda - June 1, 2021
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is split on whether to invite Democratic and Republican leaders from the legislature to address the commission, with a majority of members leaning against it.
Ducey vetoes 22 bills, says nothing will be signed until budget is approved
By: Jeremy Duda - May 28, 2021
Gov. Doug Ducey is ratcheting up the pressure on GOP lawmakers to reach an agreement on the budget, vowing not to sign any other legislation that reaches his desk until he gets a budget, and backing up his threat by vetoing 22 bills.