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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.

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 […]

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Could SCOTUS dark money ruling affect Arizona campaign finance law?

By: - September 25, 2018

Last week, the Supreme Court made a decision which has sent ripples through the world of “dark money” campaign finance at the national level, but don’t expect it to result in more disclosures of anonymous spending at the local level. Conservative group Crossroads GPS was appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking them to reverse a decision […]