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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.”

Legislature approves $11.8B budget

By: and - May 27, 2019

After a week of fighting among Republicans, the legislature on Monday evening approved an $11.8 billion state budget for the fiscal year that begins in July.

Legislature unanimously approves sexual abuse bill, breaks budget logjam

By: - May 27, 2019

After weeks of negotiations and a day of emotional testimony, lawmakers unanimously passed legislation giving victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to sue in civil court, which ends Arizona's status as one of the worst states in the nation for survivors to seek redress and breaks a weeks-long impasse over the state budget.

Legislature set to work during weekend amid budget impasse

By: - May 24, 2019

The Legislature appeared poised to work through the Memorial Day weekend as the budget stalemate continued at the Capitol on Friday.

House passes parts of budget in late-night action, but Senate still appears stalled

By: - May 24, 2019

Republicans in the Arizona House of Representatives moved forward on the budget without their Senate colleagues, working into the early morning hours of Friday in the hope of spurring the legislature’s upper chamber into action.

AG’s Office set to receive $500k for ‘election integrity’ investigators

By: - May 23, 2019

Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants the legislature to fund a new voter fraud unit, with an eye toward refuting the baseless claims of voter fraud that swirled in some political circles after the 2018 election.

Ducey signs bill to move up primary election date

By: - May 22, 2019

Arizona’s primary election, among the latest in the country every two years, will be slightly earlier starting in 2020. Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 1154, which moves the primary election to the first Tuesday in August. From 2010 through 2018, the primary election was held at the end of August. The 2020 […]

Budget would force Flagstaff to pay state for minimum wage costs

By: - May 22, 2019

Flagstaff voters who twice approved a $15 minimum wage may soon find their city on the hook to pay for some of the extra costs that state is incurring because of it.

Townsend says her K-12 budget vote requires a politicking-in-classroom ban

By: - May 22, 2019

Rep. Kelly Townsend says she won’t vote for the K-12 education portion of the proposed budget unless the legislature passes her plan to crack down on politicking in the classroom by teachers, which she wants as a response to the #RedForEd movement that culminated in a historic teachers’ strike last year.

Progressives protest Sinema at Dem Party dinner

By: - May 21, 2019

Ten members of Progressive Democrats for America at the party’s 2019 Mofford-Warner Dinner on Saturday held up signs during Sinema’s speech that said “Vote like a Democrat.”

Budget deal imperiled in Senate, where 4 Republicans oppose spending plan

By: - May 20, 2019

The budget agreement between legislative leadership and Gov. Doug Ducey is in jeopardy in the Senate, where four Republicans say they plan to vote against the plan.

Budget details: Ducey gets ‘rainy day’ money, GOP gets to scrap vehicle license fee

By: - May 20, 2019

Gov. Doug Ducey will get his billion-dollar rainy day fund while Republican lawmakers will get to gradually erase a controversial vehicle licensing fee under a budget agreement forged by the governor’s office and legislative leadership.

Ducey to decide on bill to slightly move up primary

By: - May 16, 2019

Gov. Doug Ducey will get the final say on whether to move Arizona’s primary election, which is among the latest in the United States, a few weeks earlier. On a 24-2 vote, the Senate on Thursday gave final approval to Senate Bill 1154, which shifts the primary election from the end of August to the […]