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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.”

GOP lawmakers work to change ‘no promo homo’ law as AG says he won’t defend it in court

By: - April 9, 2019

Republican lawmakers are looking to amend a law barring school districts from providing instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle” that is being challenged in federal court. The move comes as the Arizona Attorney General’s Office informed legislative leaders that it won’t intervene in the lawsuit to defend the law, which is widely known as a […]

Grantham disappointed his bill to cut minimum wages won’t go to court

By: - April 9, 2019

The sponsor of a bill that aimed to reduce the minimum wage for young, part-time workers said he’s disappointed that the Senate effectively killed his legislation by requiring a three-fourths vote for its passage.

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House approves new emergency voting restrictions

By: - April 8, 2019

The House of Representatives approved new restrictions on emergency voting Monday, sending the proposal back to the Senate so it can approve several changes before it goes to Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk.

APS noted the benefits of transparency in 2016

By: - April 8, 2019

After spending two years getting barraged with criticism for anonymous “dark money” spending in the 2014 election, Arizona Public Service learned two years later that transparency has its benefits.

Congressman calls Dem critic ‘little bitch’ in Twitter spat

By: - April 4, 2019

Republican Congressman Paul Gosar responded to an attack from a Democratic activist by calling him a “little bitch” on Twitter.

Documents: Stringer voiced ugly views on child sex, minorities, poor people

By: and - April 3, 2019

Summaries of interviews and documents provided to the House Ethics Committee that were made public Wednesday paint a vivid picture of former Rep. David Stringer as someone who frequently made comments denigrating minorities and poor people, disliked Mormons and didn’t believe child sex-trafficking either existed or damaged the victims.

Yavapai supervisors pick Steve Pierce to replace Stringer

By: - April 3, 2019

Yavapai County is sending a familiar face to fill the vacancy left by David Stringer’s resignation from the Arizona House of Representatives: former Senate President Steve Pierce.

‘Independent audit’ lawyer challenging Fontes for recorder

By: - April 2, 2019

Stephen Richer, the Republican attorney who authored an “independent audit” of Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes commissioned by the Arizona Republican Party that leveled several unsubstantiated allegations against him, is now seeking the office himself. Richer announced on Tuesday that he’s running for county recorder. If he wins the Republican nomination, he’ll go head to […]

APS docs reveal it funded 2014 ‘dark money’ effort supporting commissioner’s son

By: - April 1, 2019

A cache of documents released by Arizona Public Service on Friday confirm what many political observers have long suspected: The utility giant provided funding to a dark money organization that spent heavily to help a powerful corporation commissioner’s son win his race for secretary of state.

Stringer faced charges of paying for sex with intellectually disabled boy

By: and - March 29, 2019

Former Rep. David Stringer faced charges alleging that he had repeated sexual contact with two boys aged 15 and younger, including one who was intellectually disabled, according to Baltimore police records released Friday by the House Ethics Committee.

Don’t expect much action in the House until Stringer is replaced

By: - March 28, 2019

Until the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors makes its choice on April 3 to replace disgraced Rep. David Stringer, House Republicans are down to just 30 members, meaning they don’t have the votes to pass any bill that’s unanimously opposed by their Democratic colleagues.

Appointment to Stringer’s vacant seat expected April 3

By: - March 28, 2019

Rep. David Stringer’s resignation is likely to bring some disruption to the Arizona House of Representatives’ business, but it’s not expected to last for long, as lawmakers expect to greet their new colleague on April 3.