Howard Fischer is a veteran journalist who has reported on state government and legal affairs in
Arizona since 1982, the last 25 for Capitol Media Services which he founded in 1991. Fischer's news reports appear in daily and weekly newspapers around the state, and are heard on Arizona Public Radio.

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Sinema, McSally tackle health care, Trump issues in Senate debate

Martha McSally said Monday that Kyrsten Sinema, her Democratic foe, is guilty of "treason."

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Carolyn Warner, Arizona political legend, dies at 88

If it weren't for Bill Schulz, Carolyn Warner, who died Tuesday, could have been the first woman governor of Arizona.

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Health advocates encourage ‘yes’ on Proposition 127

JoAnna Strother, regional director for public policy for the American Lung Association, said Phoenix is one of the 10 worst areas in the country for ozone pollution.

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Verbiage on ballot for Prop. 305 could cause confusion

The more than 100,000 people who signed petitions to put Proposition 305 on the ballot now find they have to vote against it to get what they want: repealing legislation to expand who can get vouchers of taxpayer funds to attend private and parochial schools.

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Don Shooter seeking info that led to his ouster from state House

Denied what he wants by attorneys hired by the state House, Don Shooter now is asking a judge to force them to cough up the entire investigative report that led to his ouster

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Former gubernatorial candidate holding out hope for public money

Ken Bennett found himself out of the running when he was trounced by incumbent Doug Ducey in the Republican primary in August.

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Lawyer: Judge erred in Israel judgement

Claiming “irreparable harm,’’ a top aide to Attorney General Mark Brnovich asked a federal judge Tuesday to let Arizona continue enforcing its prohibition on boycotts of Israel by companies with public contracts while the state appeals her ruling

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Without evidence, Ducey accuses Garcia of ‘rigging’

Gov. Doug Ducey is doubling down on his claim that David Garcia tried to "rig" the election for a sales tax for education even though there is no evidence the Democrat gubernatorial hopeful had any role in crafting the measure.

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U.S. Supreme Court refuses to overturn 20-year ban on Grand Canyon uranium mining

The justices, on their first day back from the summer recess, refused to consider a claim by the National Mining Association that allowing the U.S. Department of Interior to make such unilateral decisions violates the right of Congress to decide the use of such public property.

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Judge blocks Israel boycott law saying it interferes with the First Amendment

The judge also rebuffed any suggestion that the government is entitled to place restrictions on those who get government funds.

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