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Jerod MacDonald-Evoy

Jerod MacDonald-Evoy

Reporter Jerod MacDonald-Evoy joins the Arizona Mirror from the Arizona Republic, where he spent 4 years covering everything from dark money in politics to Catholic priest sexual abuse scandals. Jerod has also won awards for his documentary films which have covered issues such as religious tolerance and surveillance technology used by police. He brings strong watchdog sensibilities and creative storytelling skills to the Arizona Mirror.

How is Arizona’s constitution amended?

By: - October 18, 2018

Arizona’s Constitution has been amended over 150 times since Arizona moved from territory to statehood in 1912 but what exactly goes into creating an amendment?

‘Privacy’ for political spenders as important as government transparency, say ‘dark money’ advocates

By: - October 17, 2018

In a wide-ranging 90-minute talk about the importance of anonymous spending in American politics, Goldwater Institute attorney Matt Miller and National Review Senior Writer David French discussed a recent wave of campaign finance disclosure laws and ordinances across the country. “Privacy for the citizen is as vital as transparency from the government,” French said during […]

Goldwater Institute hosting discussion on the virtues of anonymous money in politics

By: - October 15, 2018

Tuesday evening at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, the Goldwater Institute will be discussing what some see as an attack on free speech: full campaign finance disclosure.

What types of PACs are contributing to Arizona candidates?

By: - October 12, 2018

Millions in PAC money has already flowed into Arizona this cycle for a variety of causes, from alcoholic beverage distributors to nurses and orthodontists, all looking for representation in Arizona government. But all PACs are not created equal. Some have have amassed far larger war chests than others and are flexing their spending muscles this election.

Polling 101: What to look for in a poll

By: - October 10, 2018

Elections are fast approaching, and with that will come an emphasis in the media on polls.

Ducey reporting some PAC contributions as coming from individuals

By: - October 9, 2018

The Arizona Mirror has been publishing an ongoing series about money spent by Political action committees in races in Arizona. But individual donations can be just as important, if not more so in some cases, than PAC money. However, Gov. Doug Ducey’s Victory Fund has complicated some of The Mirror’s analysis on that front. Ducey’s […]

Which Arizona House candidates are getting PAC money?

By: - October 9, 2018

This is the third in an ongoing series that examines spending by political action committees. Political action committees, commonly known as PACs, are a major way for candidates to raise money for their campaigns. In statewide races, candidates raised more than $600,000 in PAC contributions, nearly half of which went to Gov. Doug Ducey. In […]

What PACs are giving to Arizona senate hopefuls?

By: - October 1, 2018

This is the second in an ongoing series that examines spending by political action committees. Political action committees, commonly known as PACs, are a major way for candidates to raise money for their campaigns. In the races for the Arizona Senate, Republican candidates are taking the bulk of PAC money. Nineteen of the 22 Republican […]

Are Arizona elections safe from hackers?

By: - September 28, 2018

In November, Arizona voters will be casting their ballots and deciding who will lead the state at the Capitol and represent it in the U.S. Senate, but new research and revelations have cast doubt in some minds about the security of voting systems.

One professor’s view of PAC money in politics

By: - September 27, 2018

“People who run for office generally say there are two kinds of pacs: My PAC and bad PACs,” said Thomas Volgy, a professor of political science at University of Arizona.

Doug Ducey has raised $313,000 from politcal committees

Statewide candidates rake in nearly $660K from PACs

By: - September 27, 2018

 Including candidates who lost in the August elections, statewide candidates have received roughly $657,000 from political action committees. Nearly half of that, almost $314,000, has been raised by Gov. Doug Ducey.

Landlords and tenants battle it out in Tempe over affordable housing

By: - September 25, 2018

Edwin Lambert is an accomplished man. He spent six months in the Antarctic, he ran a nuclear power plant and worked as a probation officer. But one of his biggest accomplishments has been his adopted son. Lambert, now 81 years old, adopted his son, Daniel, in 1978. He and his wife were foster parents to […]