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.”
Bipartisan coalition aims to decriminalize marijuana possession
By: Jeremy Duda - October 22, 2018
State lawmakers are planning a bipartisan push to loosen Arizona’s marijuana possession laws, which are considered by many as among the harshest in the United States.
Trump urges Arizonans to vote for McSally at Mesa rally
By: Jeremy Duda - October 19, 2018
President Donald Trump urged Arizonans to send Martha McSally to the U.S. Senate, calling her an American hero who led airstrikes against the Taliban while describing Democratic nominee Kyrsten Sinema as an extremist who is soft on terrorism and border security.
National group touts independent candidate for AZ Senate
By: Jeremy Duda - October 18, 2018
A national group that aims to elect political independents to public office has dived into the race for a state Senate seat in the West Valley.
2016 campaign finance rewrite effectively doubles contribution limits for statewide officeholders
By: Jeremy Duda - October 16, 2018
Ducey, a prodigious fundraiser, has been the primary beneficiary of that provision. According an Arizona Mirror analysis of the governor’s campaign finance reports dating back to 2016, the double-dipping provision has allowed Ducey to raise at least $200,000 more than he would have been able to under the old laws.
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 […]