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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.”

Anti-tax titan Grover Norquist joins Mesnard in opposition to Ducey on tax conformity

By: - December 26, 2018

As Gov. Doug Ducey plans to use revenue from a proposed reform of Arizona’s income tax code to bolster the state’s rainy day fund, House Speaker J.D. Mesnard is publicly urging him to use the money for tax cuts, and he’s getting some help from a prominent figure in the conservative movement.

Ducey wants tax conformity money for rainy day fund

By: - December 20, 2018

Gov. Doug Ducey wants to use the extra revenue Arizona would get this year by conforming with last year’s federal tax reform law to shore up the state’s rainy day fund, setting up a fight with GOP lawmakers.

Some justice reform advocates pan federal First Step Act

By: - December 20, 2018

The First Step Act, a federal justice reform proposal that was approved today by the U.S. House of Representatives, has made for some strange bedfellows and was passed with bipartisan support, but not everyone in the criminal justice reform movement is on board.

Ducey will appoint McSally to U.S. Senate seat

By: - December 18, 2018

Martha McSally lost the election but will be a U.S. senator after all.

WaPo: McSally’s stock is dropping on the Ninth Floor

By: - December 13, 2018

Gov. Doug Ducey’s enthusiasm for appointing Martha McSally to the U.S. Senate has waned, the Washington Post reported.

College friendship leads to new kidney for Clean Elections director

By: - December 12, 2018

Clean Elections Executive Director Tom Collins’ badly needed kidney transplant came by way of an unexpected reunion with an old friend from his college days in Tucson.

Supreme Court won’t hear appeal of ‘strict compliance’ law for initiatives

By: - December 11, 2018

The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a challenge to a 2017 law requiring citizen initiative campaigns to strictly comply with statutory requirements. Previously, the courts had imposed a lesser standard of substantial compliance, meaning initiatives wouldn’t be barred from the ballot over minor defects on issues such as the format of petitions […]

The Intercept questions Kyl’s lobbying ties

By: - December 10, 2018

Jon Kyl’s brief return to the U.S. Senate will likely pay dividends when he returns to his old lobbying practice, where he represented clients whose interests he’s promoted since Gov. Doug Ducey appointed him to fill John McCain’s seat, The Intercept reported on Monday. David Dayen of The Intercept reported that Kyl, who joined the […]

Hobbs will remove herself as plaintiff in campaign finance lawsuit

By: - December 7, 2018

Hobbs will remove herself as one of the plaintiffs in a legal challenge to a 2016 campaign finance law, which her new office has been tasked with defending in court, a spokeswoman said.

Stringer defiantly rejects calls for resignation, says remarks about minorities are ‘truthful’

By: - December 7, 2018

State Rep. David Stringer said he won’t resign from the Legislature, rejecting calls from numerous Republicans who want him to step down over racist comments that came to light recently.

Senate president joins chorus of Republicans calling on Stringer to resign

By: - December 5, 2018

Incoming Senate President Karen Fann on Wednesday joined the chorus demanding the resignation of her seatmate, Rep. David Stringer, over racist comments that recently came to light.

Judge strikes down campaign finance provisions

By: - December 5, 2018

A Maricopa County judge has struck down several provisions of a 2016 top-to-bottom rewrite of Arizona’s campaign finance laws, including one that allowed the Arizona Democratic Party to spend millions of dollars helping Katie Hobbs win the race for secretary of state.