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.

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Trump enjoys 45-49% popularity in Arizona poll, only 33% approval rating in national survey

Donald Trump remains more popular in Arizona than the nation as a whole.

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Medical marijuana patients claim state permit price too high

Calling the fees illegally high, an attorney for medical marijuana patients is asking the Court of Appeals to force state health officials to slash what they charge people to get the state-issued permit they need to buy the drug.

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2017 Turkey Dinner Won’t Gobble Up Your Budget

PHOENIX -- The cost to feed the horde this Thanksgiving is going to be as low as it’s been in a decade.

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Another woman accuses Rep. Shooter of sexual harassment

Another woman has come forward to the Arizona Capitol Times with details of being harassed by Rep. Don Shooter.

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State Rep. Don Shooter suspended as chairman of House Appropriations Committee amid sexual harassment claims

PHOENIX -- State Rep. Don Shooter was suspended today from his position as chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee.

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‘Multiple investigations’ launched on harassment claims at state legislature

House Speaker J.D. Mesnard launched “multiple investigations’’ Wednesday into reports of sexual harassment at the Legislature as several lawmakers and a lobbyist came forward with new allegations, naming Rep. Don Shooter as the offender.

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Governor signs order to prevent criminal history questions on job applications

Arizona is joining more than two dozen other states to give convicted felons a foot in the door for employment.

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Drug company founder indicted for pushing opioids

PHOENIX -- The founder of a Chandler manufacturer of opioids who was indicted last week is stepping down from his seat on the board of directors.

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House Speaker presses for firm policy on sexual harassment

In the wake of a complaint by a female lawmaker, House Speaker J.D. Mesnard on Monday released a detailed policy designed to curb sexual harassment.

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Court rules homeowners cannot sue state for negligence in Yarnell Hill Fire case

The state’s highest court won’t let homeowners burned out by the Yarnell Hill Fire sue the state for negligence.

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