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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.”

Dems fire first salvo in 2021 redistricting fight

By: - April 30, 2019

The makeup of the commission, especially the lack of partisan balance, may come back to haunt Democrats in 2021 when it selects nominees for the next Independent Redistricting Commission.

Arizona part of national strategy for vape industry

By: - April 30, 2019

The vaping industry’s push to trade higher age restrictions for looser regulations elsewhere in Arizona law is part of a larger nationwide trend.

Vaping bill opponents say industry is pushing ‘smoke and mirrors’

By: - April 29, 2019

At a press conference at the Capitol on Monday, Sen. Heather Carter, R-Cave Creek, denounced the vaping-industry-backed bill as “smoke and mirrors” intended to give the impression of a crackdown on youth vaping while leaving massive loopholes that the industry will be able to exploit.

Vaping industry, health groups spar over dueling bills

By: - April 29, 2019

As public health advocates try to curb an epidemic of vaping among teenagers, the vaping industry and its critics are pushing rival pieces of legislation that would change the way e-cigarettes and similar products are regulated.

Ward defends her legislative record on education funding

By: - April 25, 2019

As Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward touted a plan by Sen. Sylvia Allen and Rep. Michelle Udall to raise the sales tax rate to provide more funding for K-12 schools, she glossed over votes in her own legislative record that cut education funding. In 2015, Ward’s final year in the Legislature, Arizona faced a […]

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Republicans reeling after AZGOP chair Ward supports sales tax increase

By: - April 24, 2019

Arizona GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward, a conservative firebrand who for years has championed the party’s grassroots base, is throwing the weight of the Arizona Republican Party behind an effort to increase the state sales tax to better fund education.

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Arizona pro-life movement cautious in 2019, unlike in other states

By: - April 23, 2019

While pro-life lawmakers in other states are swinging for the fences with hopes of capitalizing on the new conservative makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court, abortion foes in Arizona have been uncharacteristically quiet in 2019. In fact, it appears that no anti-abortion legislation has been introduced in Arizona during the 2019 legislative session, the first […]

Fann removes key roadblock to sex offender registration bill

By: - April 22, 2019

House Speaker Rusty Bowers’ bill to allow some people to petition to stop registering as a sex offender is back on track after his counterpart in the Senate gave it a chance to pass a key legislastive roadblock.

Ducey signs ban on handheld cell phone use while driving

By: - April 22, 2019

A twelve-year crusade to ban texting while driving came to an end on Monday as Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation prohibiting handheld cell phone use while behind the wheel.

The sound of silence on Ducey’s school safety plan

By: - April 18, 2019

Note: This story has been updated to include additional comments from the Governor’s Office Gov. Doug Ducey insists that he hasn’t abandoned the school safety plan that lawmakers rejected in 2018 and that he still plans to revive it this year, but legislative leaders say they haven’t heard a word about it since the earliest […]

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Ducey pledges aid to Yuma to handle influx of migrants

By: - April 17, 2019

Gov. Doug Ducey said he’ll provide whatever state assistance he can to Yuma after Mayor Douglas Nicholls declared an emergency over an influx of migrants in the border city.

Schweikert sees ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ in ethics probe

By: - April 17, 2019

Congressman David Schweikert said he hopes an investigation by the U.S. House Ethics Committee will conclude in a few months, and that he expects the issue to be “long gone” by the time he’s up for re-election next year.