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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.”

AG’s Office: Hobbs can’t legally shut down online signature portal

By: - January 19, 2022

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs will be breaking the law if she shuts down the system that allows congressional and legislative candidates to collect signatures online so they can qualify for the ballot, the Attorney General’s Office warned Tuesday. In a letter to Bo Dul, Hobbs’ general counsel and election policy advisor, the Attorney General’s […]

redistricting

Redistricting commissioners exchange accusations, final map certification delayed

By: - January 18, 2022

Arizona redistricting commissioners spent several hours airing accusations and grievances over the recently concluded mapmaking process but unexpectedly adjourned without certifying the final congressional and legislative districts. The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission gave its final certification to the state’s new congressional map on Tuesday after making a number of minor changes at the request of […]

As first campaign finance reports are filed, the governor’s race comes into focus

By: - January 16, 2022

Steve Gaynor and Karrin Taylor Robson are sitting on millions for their gubernatorial campaigns as they prepare to hit the airwaves, while Katie Hobbs and Kari Lake offset strong fundraising numbers with big spending. The state of the governor’s race became a bit clearer on Saturday as candidates submitted campaign finance reports for all of […]

Ducey budget would spend $14.25 billion next year

By: - January 14, 2022

Gov. Doug Ducey’s final budget proposal calls for $14.25 billion in spending for the 2023 fiscal year that includes nearly $1.4 billion in new spending, the bulk of which will be one-time spending on K-12 education, water infrastructure, beefing up the state’s rainy day fund and expanding Interstate 10. About $364 million of that new […]

Wendy Rogers raises record-breaking $2.5 million for re-election

By: - January 13, 2022

The most impressive fundraising number in the 2022 election cycle belongs not to a gubernatorial candidate or U.S. Senate hopeful, but to a first-term state senator seeking re-election.  Sen. Wendy Rogers, a Flagstaff Republican who has made herself into a national figure by falsely claiming the 2020 election was rigged against former President Donald Trump, […]

Candidates won’t be able to collect online signatures in their new districts at all in 2022

By: - January 13, 2022

Legislative and congressional candidates won’t be able to use Arizona’s online system to collect the signatures they need to get their names on the ballot if they file to run using their new district numbers at all this year. That’s what Secretary of State Katie Hobbs told them in new guidance that wasn’t among the […]

Kari Lake

Kari Lake raises nearly $1.5 million for GOP gubernatorial primary

By: - January 12, 2022

Buoyed by former President Donald Trump’s endorsement, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Kari Lake raised nearly $1.5 million since kicking off her campaign in June.  Lake, a former Fox 10 anchor, announced her fundraising total on Wednesday, saying she’d received contributions from more than 9,000 people.  “We have built a grassroots fundraising machine from scratch, despite the […]

Ducey is the first governor in decades to give an eighth State of the State

By: - January 11, 2022

One of Doug Ducey’s most historically noteworthy achievements may be simply lasting long enough as governor to give an eighth State of the State address, a feat no Arizona governor has accomplished in 36 years.  In his speech on Monday, Ducey said he had the “unique privilege” of giving a State of the State speech […]

In final state of the state speech, Ducey touts plans for border security, water and taxes

By: - January 10, 2022

Gov. Doug Ducey vowed to use state resources to increase border security, spend a billion dollars to treat and transport water from the Sea of Cortez, expand school choice and continue lowering taxes as he laid out a wide-ranging agenda for his last year in office.  In his eighth and final State of the State […]

Theresa Hatathlie

Theresa Hatathlie sworn in as newest member of the Senate

By: - January 10, 2022

Less than two hours before the 2022 legislative session began, the Senate welcomed Theresa Hatathlie as its newest member. The Coconino County Board of Supervisors appointed Hatathlie, 52, to fill the District 7 Senate seat vacated last month by Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai, who resigned to take a job with the Biden administration at the U.S. […]

Ducey says education, water, border security will be top priorities for legislative session

By: - January 7, 2022

Education, water and border security will be among the top agenda items Gov. Doug Ducey plans to highlight in his State of the State address on Monday, which will kick off his eighth and final legislative session.  “I think this is going to be as big an agenda as we’ve ever put forward,” Ducey said […]

Karrin Taylor Robson raises $3.7M for governor’s race, half from her own pocket

By: - January 6, 2022

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Karrin Taylor Robson announced that she raised $3.7 million for her campaign in 2021, with half coming out of her own deep pockets. Robson announced her fundraising haul on Thursday, saying she’s matching every dollar raised from other donors with a dollar of her own. That means she raised $1,850,000 from individuals […]