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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.”

Super PAC funded by Masters ally blasts Brnovich over false election fraud claims

By: - September 1, 2021

A super PAC funded by tech guru Peter Thiel to aid ally Blake Masters’ U.S. Senate campaign attacked Attorney General Mark Brnovich for failing to take action on baseless claims of voter fraud while failing to cite any evidence of malfeasance in Arizona’s election. Saving Arizona PAC used its first television ad, which it described […]

Finalists named to fill vacant Dem legislative seat, decision will be made by county supervisors

By: - August 31, 2021

Democrats in the west Phoenix-based District 30 chose three finalists for the state Senate seat vacated by a former lawmaker who resigned after being charged with child sex crimes. A citizen panel appointed by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors selected Raquel Terán, a state representative in the district and the current chairwoman of the […]

PRO Act Seiden

Business groups urge Kelly, Sinema to oppose pro-union PRO Act

By: - August 30, 2021

Business groups publicly called on Democratic U.S. Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema to oppose a sweeping piece of pro-organized labor legislation that would wipe out Arizona’s “right-to-work” law that prohibits mandatory union membership. At a press conference at the office of the Arizona chapter of the Associated General Contractors near the state Capitol on […]

Arizona sports betting

Lawsuits aim to derail sports betting in Arizona ahead of September launch

By: - August 27, 2021

Football fans looking to place legal bets on their favorite teams when the NFL season starts next month will be out of luck if a pair of recently filed lawsuits succeed in stopping Arizona’s new sports betting law. Two entities that aren’t eligible to allow sports betting under a law that Gov. Doug Ducey signed […]

AG’s office says Maricopa County must provide routers to Senate ‘audit’

By: - August 26, 2021

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors broke the law by refusing to comply with a subpoena for the routers used by its elections department, regardless of whether the Senate has the power to enforce that demand, the Attorney General’s Office has concluded. The supervisors must now determine whether they’ll provide the disputed routers to the […]

Senate still waiting on first part of ‘audit’ draft report, despite claims to the contrary

By: - August 25, 2021

Monday’s delivery to the Senate of a partial draft report from the self-styled election audit turned out to be a false start, as Republican lawmakers are still waiting to see any of the review’s findings. The election review team hasn’t yet submitted any part of its report to Senate President Karen Fann, said attorney Kory […]

Collateral damage: Supreme Court ruling jeopardizes another $600 million in school funding

By: - August 25, 2021

When the Arizona Supreme Court ruled against an income tax hike that voters approved last year, it illuminated another K-12 funding issue that could strip $600 million a year out of Arizona schools.  Funding from the legislature’s 2018 extension of an expiring sales tax is likely to count against an education spending limit that voters […]

Doug Logan Cyber Ninjas

Full ‘audit’ report delayed after Cyber Ninjas head, others get COVID-19

By: - August 23, 2021

The team that has worked since April reviewing the 2020 general election in Maricopa County submitted a partial draft report to the Arizona Senate on Monday, but the full report will be delayed because several members of the team — including Cyber Ninjas head Doug Logan — have tested positive for COVID-19. Senate President Karen […]

Election experts launch preemptive strike against Arizona ‘audit’ findings

By: - August 20, 2021

Elections experts watching the Arizona Senate’s self-styled audit say Americans should take a deeply skeptical view of the conclusions reached by people they deemed inexperienced contractors using defective procedures for the purpose of intentionally undermining the results of the presidential election and continuing an ongoing fundraising effort. The team conducting the so-called audit ordered by […]

Invest in Education Prop 208

Arizona Supreme Court sets the stage to overturn Prop 208 tax increase for school funding

By: and - August 19, 2021

The Arizona Supreme Court refused to block a voter-approved tax hike on the state’s top earners, rejecting a challenge brought by Republican lawmakers and a local business, who argued that the tax violated the state constitution. But the victory for public school advocates is likely only temporary, as the court ruled that Proposition 208’s spending […]

Arizona audit laptop

Maricopa County: defying subpoena not illegal without Senate contempt resolution

By: - August 18, 2021

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is arguing that its refusal to comply with the Arizona Senate’s demand for routers used by the county’s elections department essentially isn’t illegal because the Senate lacks the ability to enforce its subpoena while it’s not in session. In the county’s response to a complaint that Sen. Sonny Borrelli, […]

election audit

Maricopa County threatens to sue Senate to replace voting machines decertified by ‘audit’

By: - August 18, 2021

Maricopa County is threatening to take the Arizona Senate to court unless it pays $2.8 million to compensate the county for the cost of replacing voting machines that were handed over to the Senate’s election review team. The county on Wednesday filed a notice of claim, which is a statutorily required precursor to any lawsuit […]