Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services

Capitol Media Services

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.

Recent Stories

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Cost of red meat at grocery stores around state drops

Money and the supermarket

PHOENIX – A decision by ranchers more than a year ago to increase the size of their herds is hurting them but benefiting Arizona beef eaters.

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Havasu lawmaker pushes for legalization of hemp

The way Sonny Borrelli sees it, you could smoke a pound of hemp and all you’d get is smoke inhalation.

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Tucson lawmaker wants to make helmetless motorcycle riding illegal -- again

A Tucson lawmaker wants to once again make it illegal to ride a motorcycle in Arizona without a helmet.

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Democrats want voters to extend sales tax for education

PHOENIX -- Not willing to put it off until the last minute, legislative Democrats on Monday proposed asking voters as soon as possible to extend -- and expand -- a special sales tax that funds education.

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Ducey pledges 'commitment our educators can take to the bank'

PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey promised Monday to put more money into public education than legally required.

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Funding Arizona's K-12 education

All eyes on Gov. Ducey’s Prop 123 promise

When Gov. Doug Ducey asked voters last year to approve Proposition 123 he promised it would be just the first step toward providing more money for K-12 education.

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How to keep tabs on your lawmakers

Anxious to see what mischief is being cooked up by your lawmakers?

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Power struggles evident on Corporation Commission; Tom Forese selected new chairman

PHOENIX -- State utility regulators swore in a new member Tuesday and elected a new chairman amid controversies that could mean open warfare on the panel.

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Appeals Court rejects lawsuit over Hotshot firefighter death

PHOENIX -- The mother of one of the firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill blaze has no right to sue the state for her son’s death, the state Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

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Ducey threatens legal action over National Monument

PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey is threatening legal action if President Obama sets aside 1.7 million acres of public lands in Arizona for a new Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument.

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