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.”
Garcia posts best fundraising report yet, still lags behind Ducey
By: Jeremy Duda and Jim Small - October 16, 2018
Democratic gubernatorial nominee David Garcia brought in $779,000 during the last campaign finance reporting period, by far the strongest showing yet by a campaign that has been plagued by poor fundraising since its beginning. But Garcia still trailed Gov. Doug Ducey for the reporting period, which ran from Aug. 12 to Sept. 30. Ducey reported […]
No, Homie isn’t running for the Senate
By: Jeremy Duda - October 15, 2018
Homie wants your business, not your vote. Teal signs featuring a dollar sign flanked by stars have sprouted up at Phoenix intersections promising “significant change” if people “Vote for Homie” for a Senate seat. Whether that seat is in the Arizona or U.S. Senate, the signs don’t say, since Homie is not, in fact, a candidate for anything.
Kavanaugh appointment could encourage new abortion legislation in Arizona
By: Jeremy Duda - October 15, 2018
With the 2019 legislative session just months away, Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court could be the spark for Arizona to push the envelope on anti-abortion legislation.
Clean Energy campaign targets state Senate, Corporation Commission races
By: Jeremy Duda - October 11, 2018
Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona, the campaign committee supporting Proposition 127, filed campaign finance reports this week disclosing that it is spending nearly $55,000 apiece opposing Republican state Sens. Sylvia Allen and Kate Brophy McGee, who are running for re-election, and House Speaker J.D. Mesnard, who is running for an open Senate seat in his legislative district.
Early voting for 2.5 million Arizonans is underway
By: Jeremy Duda - 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: Jeremy Duda - 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: Jeremy Duda - 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: Jeremy Duda - 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: Jeremy Duda - 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: Jeremy Duda - 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 […]
RGA spending for Ducey far outpaces AZ-based contributions
By: Jeremy Duda - 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.