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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.”

Ducey signs new citizen initiative restrictions

By: - June 7, 2019

Getting citizen initiatives on the ballot will likely get harder next year after Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed a bill imposing new restrictions on the process.

Ducey vetoes ‘repeat offender’ bill, but signs measure to ease sentences for some drug offenders

By: - June 7, 2019

Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation loosening sentencing requirements for drug possession but vetoed a bill that would have barred prosecutors from designating people who have never been convicted of a crime as repeat offenders, dealing a final blow to a criminal justice reform movement that saw its high hopes for the 2019 legislative session dashed repeatedly.

Ducey vetoes large increase in legislator ‘expense’ pay

By: - June 7, 2019

Gov. Doug Ducey today vetoed a bill that would have more than tripled the amount of expense pay lawmakers would receive, saying that legislators should have not applied the pay increase to themselves.

Ducey signs bill to rein in STO growth

By: - June 6, 2019

Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday signed a bill that will rein in unchecked growth in a program that provides tax income credits to corporations that contribute money to scholarships for students to attend private K-12 schools.

Tobin steps down from lucrative ASU gig after landing director job

By: - June 6, 2019

Someone besides Andy Tobin will have to help show newly elected legislators the ropes after the next election.

Compromise bill caps corporate tax credits for private school tuition

By: - June 5, 2019

A future drain on state revenues has likely been averted after lawmakers were able to reach an elusive agreement to cap a program that provides tax credits to companies that fund scholarships for students to attend private schools.

By backing Trump’s Mexico tariffs, Ducey in conflict with business and GOP allies

By: - June 3, 2019

In supporting President Donald Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on Mexico in an attempt to halt illegal immigration, Gov. Doug Ducey is standing against some of his biggest allies.

Montgomery opponents cleared from judicial nominating commission

By: - May 31, 2019

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is once again seeking a seat on the Arizona Supreme Court, and his odds may be markedly improved after Gov. Doug Ducey replaced several members of a judicial nominating commission who blocked his path to the high court earlier this year.

State eases minimum wage repayment requirement on Flagstaff

By: - May 29, 2019

Flagstaff will still have to reimburse the state for the increased costs it will incur because of its high minimum wage, but the recently passed state budget softened the blow through a cost-sharing agreement that will draw down on federal funds. Voters in Flagstaff approved a $15 minimum wage in 2016 and reaffirmed that decision […]

Clean Elections commissioner condemns shooting joke by GOP lawmakers

By: - May 28, 2019

The chairman of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission wants two legislators to apologize for comments they made during a Republican caucus meeting about virtually shooting the head of the commission.

Legislature ends 2019 session

By: - May 28, 2019

With the protracted budget fight over, the legislature called it quits for the year shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, wrapping up its business after 134 days.

Lawmakers find bipartisan support for increasing in-session expense pay

By: - May 27, 2019

For the first time in more than 30 years, Arizona lawmakers could see an increase in the per-diem pay they receive to cover their expenses during the legislative session.