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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.”

Adrian Fontes

AZGOP audit says Fontes actions questionable, not illegal

By: - January 31, 2019

Preliminary results of an audit commissioned by the Arizona Republican Party concluded that Maricopa County’s Democratic recorder didn’t violate any laws during the 2018 general election and that two disputed policies he implemented didn’t affect the outcomes of any races.

Stringer paying for Facebook ads to promote conservative outlet’s defense of him

By: - January 30, 2019

State Rep. David Stringer is running ads on Facebook to promote his side of the story in the wake of revelations that he faced sex offense charges decades ago in Maryland.

State Bar investigating Stringer over attorney application

By: - January 30, 2019

The State Bar of Arizona is investigating state Rep. David Stringer, who is facing a legislative ethics probe and expulsion threat over recent revelations that he faced sex-crime charges in Maryland in 1983.

Ban on dropping off early ballots would hit sponsor’s district hard

By: - January 29, 2019

Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita’s bill to ban voters from dropping off their early ballots in person would affect her legislative district more than almost any other in the state. Ugenti-Rita, R-Scottsdale, represents Legislative District 23, which primary encompasses Scottsdale. In the November election, 12,093 voters in her district dropped off their early ballots at polling places […]

GOP lawmaker lodges ethics complaint against Stringer

By: - January 28, 2019

Republican members of the Arizona House of Representatives postponed a Democratic push to expel embattled Rep. David Stringer on Monday, saying a newly filed ethics complaint is the proper way to investigate recent revelations that he faced several sex offenses in Maryland in 1983. Rep. Kelly Townsend, R-Mesa, submitted a complaint on Monday with the […]

Bombshell report increases pressure on embattled Stringer

By: and - January 25, 2019

State Rep. David Stringer, who was already facing calls for his resignation and possible censure in the Arizona House of Representatives over a series of racist remarks, now faces intensified pressure following revelations that he was charged with sex offenses in Maryland in the early 1980s. The Phoenix New Times dropped a bombshell on Stringer […]

Senate committee votes to ban voters from dropping off early ballots

By: - January 24, 2019

Nearly a quarter million Arizonans who dropped off their early ballots at polling places on Election Day in November would lose that ability in future years under a bill that passed its first legislative hurdle in a Senate committee on Thursday. The Senate Judiciary Committee passed three election-related bills sponsored by Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, R-Scottsdale. […]

Mesnard

Tax conformity bills set up possible showdown with governor

By: - January 23, 2019

Two Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation that would compensate Arizonans for money they’ll lose if the state conforms with the federal tax code, but Gov. Doug Ducey hasn’t budged from his position that the money should be socked away for the next recession and budget crisis. Sen. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, and Rep. Ben Toma, R-Peoria, […]

Justice reform advocates seek to reduce sentencing requirements

By: - January 22, 2019

A Republican lawmaker and a Quaker social justice organization are taking aim at the strict sentencing laws that Arizona passed during the height of the tough-on-crime era in the early 1990s. The “truth in sentencing law” approved by the Arizona Legislature in 1993 required that inmates serve at least 85 percent of their sentences, and […]

Ducey’s budget omits tax conformity issue

By: - January 18, 2019

The question of what Arizona will do with the new revenue it gets by conforming with the federal income tax code, which is shaping up to be one of the most contentious issues of the 2019 legislative session, is a blank space in Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive budget plan.

Ducey budget plan focuses on education, planning for future recession

By: - January 18, 2019

Gov. Doug Ducey is looking to spend the bulk of Arizona’s projected billion-dollar budget surplus preparing for the next economic downtown in an effort to avoid the type of budget crisis the state saw during the Great Recession in 2009 and 2010. The most expensive line item Ducey’s executive budget proposal, which was released on […]

Ugenti-Rita seeks new limits on early voting

By: - January 17, 2019

Republican complaints and suspicions about the 2018 election may fuel new restrictions on early voting in Arizona. Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, R-Scottsdale, has sponsored several bills that would address controversies that arose during the 2018 general election, primarily in Maricopa County. One bill would prohibit people who are on the state’s Permanent Early Voting List, who […]