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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.”

Early voting for 2.5 million Arizonans is underway

By: - October 10, 2018

If it seems like there’s even more campaign ads on television than in the past couple of weeks, that’s probably because early voting begins today.

Clean Energy campaign to spend “millions” against Brnovich

By: - October 9, 2018

As the election season heads into the home stretch, the campaign for a ballot measure that would mandate a dramatic increase in renewable energy use has largely shifted its focus from Proposition 127 to defeating Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

Developmental disabilities service providers say state funding for minimum wage increase lagging

By: - October 8, 2018

State funding for organizations that care for people with developmental disabilities isn’t keeping up with Arizona’s rising minimum wage, and the groups that contract with the state to provide those services are feeling the squeeze. Services providers that contract with the Department of Economic Security and the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System say the […]

Arizona Democratic Party spends big for secretary of state, not for governor

By: - October 5, 2018

The Arizona Democratic Party is spending heavily on television ads to help Katie Hobbs in the race for secretary of state, but hasn’t made a similar investment in gubernatorial nominee David Garcia. The party has reserved about $1.8 million worth of network television airtime in the Phoenix and Tucson media markets through election day for […]

Expelled lawmaker Shooter asks judge to order release of documents

By: - October 3, 2018

Ousted lawmaker Don Shooter is asking a judge to order the release of files from the investigation that led to his historic expulsion from the Arizona House of Representatives for sexual harassment. Shooter is seeking the files as part of a legal battle against state Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, his former colleague whose allegations of sexual […]

Newly formed anti-Proposition 126 campaign faces uphill climb

By: - October 2, 2018

Foes of a ballot measure that aims to permanently prohibit sales taxes on services are banding together for a last-ditch effort against it, but it may be too little and too late to defeat the multi-million-dollar campaign for Proposition 126 that gone unopposed for months. The No on Proposition 126 Committee announced on Tuesday that […]

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RGA spending for Ducey far outpaces AZ-based contributions

By: - October 1, 2018

The Republican Governors Association has raised more than $2 million from Arizona-based contributors during the 2018 election cycle, but that’s still far less than the national GOP organization has spent aiding Gov. Doug Ducey’s re-election campaign.

Anti-Kavanaugh protesters rally at Flake’s office

By: - September 28, 2018

Dozens of protesters lined Camelback Road outside Sen. Jeff Flake’s office today to rally against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Democrats hoping ‘stars align’ in legislative races

By: - September 27, 2018

As he talks with voters at their doors in Phoenix’s Arcadia neighborhood, Aaron Lieberman, a Democratic candidate for the Arizona House of Representatives, explains that control of the Legislature runs through Legislative District 28.

Sales tax measure could scuttle education funding plans

By: - September 25, 2018

Education advocates are concerned that a ballot measure aiming to preemptively outlaw future sales taxes on services would block future tax reforms aimed at generating more money for K-12 schools. Proposition 126 would amend the Arizona Constitution to bar the state, counties and cities from ever imposing a sales tax on services. That would effectively […]

Massachusetts gives former Arizona GOP chairman lifetime securities ban

By: - September 25, 2018

Former Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham has been permanently banned from the securities trading industry in Massachusetts, and must pay a $15,000 fine after after losing $400,000 that a 67-year-old artist invested in one of his projects. According to consent decrees that Securities Division of the Massachusetts Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth […]

Coconino, Yavapai may be next counties to adopt merit selection for judges

By: - September 25, 2018

Two Arizona counties might soon do away with electing judges and instead use the merit selection system already in place in the state’s three most populous counties. The Arizona Supreme Court is predicting that Yavapai County is likely to have enough residents after the 2020 Census to automatically join the merit selection system. And voters […]