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Jeremy Duda

Jeremy Duda

Jeremy Duda is a Phoenix native and began his career in journalism in 2003 after graduating from the University of Arizona. Jeremy Duda previously served as the Mirror's associate Editor. 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.”

Dem dilemma on ‘red flag’ laws: Compromise to back Ducey’s plan or fight for tougher laws

By: - August 12, 2019

Democratic lawmakers in Arizona may soon have a tough decision to make on gun legislation: continue fighting for cherished but almost certainly unattainable goals, or buy into the notion that politics truly is the art of the possible and support a compromise.

Campaign to legalize recreational pot in Arizona launches for 2020 ballot

By: - August 9, 2019

The campaign to legalize recreational marijuana use in Arizona officially kicked off, with a number of changes aimed at alleviating the concerns that helped sink a similar effort in 2016.

Hobbs will release new election procedures manual

By: - August 8, 2019

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs on Friday will release a draft of her office’s proposed election procedures manual for the 2020 election, which would be the first new manual to go into effect in more than five years.

Sanders leads AZ Dem fundraising, but state yields little campaign cash

By: - August 7, 2019

Arizonans contributed a total of nearly $650,000 to Democratic presidential candidates through June 30, when the second reporting period of the year ended, according to Federal Election Commission Data. 

Gosar backs anti-Muslim activist Loomer in congressional bid

By: - August 5, 2019

Congressman Paul Gosar has endorsed the congressional campaign of Laura Loomer, an anti-Muslim activist and far-right provocateur .

Sentencing reform committee begins work on new legislation

By: - August 5, 2019

A committee aimed at reforming Arizona’s strict criminal sentencing requirements held the inaugural meeting of what it intends to be a months-long process that will culminate with proposed legislation for the upcoming session.

Lawsuit alleges state withheld overtime pay from hundreds of workers

By: - August 1, 2019

A state employee is looking to head up a class action lawsuit over what she alleges are unpaid overtime wages for her and perhaps several hundred other state workers who help provide services to people with developmental disabilities.

Brnovich goes to U.S. Supreme Court seeking opioid family’s cash

By: - July 31, 2019

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to make the owners of a massive pharmaceutical company accused of fueling America’s opioid addiction epidemic give back at least $4 billion they withdrew from the company, arguing that they’re “looting” the company to shield money that could be part of legal settlements. 

Records show history of long ESA delays at Dept of Education

By: - July 30, 2019

Records obtained by Arizona Mirror show that missed deadlines in approving applications for the state’s school voucher program were a common occurrence under former state schools Superintendent Diane Douglas, though the Republican didn’t face the sort of outcry that her Democratic successor is hearing from GOP lawmakers and school choice advocates.

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Colorado City family losing ESA voucher after school moves across state lines

By: - July 29, 2019

A family in the polygamous enclave of Colorado City appears likely to lose the vouchers it was using to send three children to private school because that school has moved across the state line and now is in Hilldale, Utah.

Montgomery, six others named finalists for Supreme Court vacancy

By: - July 26, 2019

Just four months after he was rejected as an applicant for the Arizona Supreme Court, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is on the list of contenders for a seat on the high court, part of an unusually large list of finalists that Gov. Doug Ducey will choose from.

Judicial screening commissioner: Identity politics fuels critics of ‘white, Christian, cisgendered’ Montgomery

By: - July 26, 2019

One of the newest members of the commission that vets Arizona Supreme Court candidates said that she believes much of the opposition to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery’s candidacy is due to the fact he’s a “conservative, white, Christian, cisgendered, heterosexual male.”