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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 opinion from 1956 buttresses ethics complaint against Rep. Kern

By: - April 16, 2019

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office concluded decades ago that voluntary positions aren’t exempt from the state constitution’s ban on legislators working for municipalities, a potentially bad omen for state Rep. Anthony Kern as he faces an ethics complaint related to his work with the Tombstone Marshal’s Office. Attorney General Robert Morrison said in a 1956 […]

Cook says Governor’s Office OK’d new breeders’ award legislation after veto

By: - April 15, 2019

A bill to increase funding for awards to Arizona horse breeders will get a second chance after Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed it. Rep. David Cook told the Mirror that he’s planning to attach similar language from his vetoed legislation to another racing-related bill, with approval from Ducey’s office. Cook, a Republican from Globe, said the […]

AG slaps down heart of Tempe dark money measure

By: - April 12, 2019

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office ripped the heart out of a Tempe ordinance aimed at cracking down on anonymous spending in city elections.

‘No promo homo’ came from GOP amendment to Dem bill

By: - April 12, 2019

Some Republican lawmakers noted that Arizona’s now repealed law barring public schools from providing HIV prevention instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle” was actually passed by Democrats, a statement that’s technically true but doesn’t accurately portray the origins of the controversial law.

Whirlwind action to repeal ‘no promo homo’ earns cheers from LGBTQ community, ends lawsuit

By: - April 11, 2019

Arizona’s “no promo homo” law is officially a thing of the past.

Ducey signs ‘no promo homo’ repeal

By: - April 11, 2019

Arizona’s “no promo homo” law is officially a thing of the past. The passage of Senate Bill 1346 on Thursday likely brings an end to a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the 1991 law, which made it illegal for K-12 public schools to provide HIV prevention instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle,” “portrays homosexuality as […]

Ducey signs bill recognizing out-of-state occupational licenses

By: - April 10, 2019

Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation on Wednesday making Arizona the first state in the country to recognize out-of-state occupational licenses, arriving at a signing ceremony in front of the Executive Tower in a moving truck to signify the new opportunities for people moving to the state.

House votes to repeal ‘no promo homo’ law

By: - April 10, 2019

A Republican lawmaker has crafted language to repeal Arizona’s “no promo homo” law, and the Arizona House of Representatives will take up the issue on Wednesday afternoon.

Stringer fallout halts sex offender registry reform

By: - April 10, 2019

Legislation that would make more people eligible to have their names removed from Arizona’s sex offender registry may end up being an inadvertent casualty of the recent revelations of decades-old sex crime allegations that led David Stringer to resign from the Arizona House of Representatives.

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.