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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.”

Criminal justice reform advocates taking aim at AZ’s “truth-in-sentencing” law

By: - November 20, 2018

A Quaker organization focused on social justice issues that works toward criminal justice reform plans to make a push during the upcoming legislative session to reduce Arizona’s strict sentencing laws. In 1993, a time when tough-on-crime legislation was popular across the country due to decades of soaring crime rates, Arizona passed a “truth in sentencing” […]

Hobbs says she’ll push for transparency as secretary of state

By: - November 19, 2018

Secretary of state-elect Katie Hobbs said she will push for transparency in campaign finance once she takes office as Arizona’s top elections official.

It’s a straight line from the 2011 redistricting fight to Senator Sinema

By: - November 19, 2018

The road that ended with Kyrsten Sinema winning a seat in the United States Senate began in 2011, as Democrats outmaneuvered Republicans in Arizona’s decennial redistricting process to create the congressional district that served as her stepping stone.

Ducey says tax conformity can wait, but doesn’t close door to special session

By: - November 18, 2018

Gov. Doug Ducey wouldn’t close the door to a special session this year to conform Arizona’s income tax code the federal code, but said he believes the issue can wait until the legislative session begins in January.

Ducey won’t repudiate election fraud claims

By: - November 16, 2018

Gov. Doug Ducey said the election is over and the people have spoken, but wouldn’t say whether he believes there was fraud in Arizona’s recently concluded election, a charge that numerous Republicans have made over the past week, though there has been no evidence to support those claims.

Republicans question Fontes decisions on emergency voting centers

By: - November 15, 2018

Republicans are crying foul over Democratic Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes’s decision to open five emergency voting centers in the days leading up to the general election, and at least one GOP lawmaker hopes to impose new restrictions on the practice. State law says in-person early voting ends at 5 p.m. on the Friday before […]

Republican lawmakers push for special session on tax conformity

By: - November 13, 2018

Key Republican lawmakers are hoping to persuade Gov. Doug Ducey to call a lame-duck special session in the next six weeks so the Legislature can adjust Arizona’s income tax laws to conform with the federal tax bill that President Trump signed nearly a year ago.

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Republicans spread baseless fraud claims, declare victory after switching positions on early ballots

By: - November 11, 2018

Republicans declared victory on Friday over a settlement requiring all early ballots dropped off at polling places on Election Day to be “cured” if they have signature problems, just days after Arizona’s GOP chairman threatened to sue counties to stop those exact same votes from being tabulated.

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Republicans, counties settle lawsuit over ‘curing’ early ballots

By: - November 9, 2018

All 15 county recorders agreed to a settlement Friday afternoon under which each would give voters an opportunity to “cure” early ballots before those ballots are rejected for signature problems on the envelopes.

Democrats won’t control the AZ House, but their power has increased

By: - November 7, 2018

Democrats are still the minority in the Arizona House of Representatives, but are poised to capture more seats in the Legislature’s lower chamber than at any time since Republicans took control in the 1966 election. If the current leads in several contested House races hold, Democrats will gain four seats. That will give Republicans the […]

Ducey cruises to re-election, GOP leads all statewide offices

By: - November 7, 2018

The blue wave that Democrats hoped would carry them to victory across the country may have largely skipped Arizona, as Republicans threatened to sweep statewide offices for the third straight election cycle. As expected, Gov. Doug Ducey cruised to victory in his re-election, trouncing Democratic nominee David Garcia by about 18 percentage points. But the […]

McSally holds narrow lead, but Senate race too close to call

By: - November 7, 2018

The blockbuster race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake is too close to call, with Republican Martha McSally holding a razor-thin lead over Democrat Kyrsten Sinema as Election Day drew to a close. With about 810,000 ballots left to be counted across the state, McSally led by about 22,000 votes. Control of the Senate […]