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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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So if you see those posted speeds on highways as more of a suggestion than a limit, a Southern Arizona lawmaker has some legislation for you.

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Gov. Doug Ducey wants to reduce taxes by $200 million this coming budget year -- and another $200 million a year in each of the following two years -- but isn't ready to say who he wants to get that relief.

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State lawmaker wants new penalties for protest violence
Separate measure would reduce state aid to penalize police 'defunding'

A former constable and detention officer thinks he's found a way to prevent peaceful protests from turning violent: new criminal penalties.

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A judge has tossed out one of the challenges to a voter-approved education tax.

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Eight Democratic state legislative leaders are asking the FBI and the Department of Justice to investigate four Arizona Republican officials over any roles they had in the Jan. 6 riot where protesters breached Congress, resulting in five deaths.

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State senators won't get the trove of election materials they are demanding yet - if ever.

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Gov. Doug Ducey wants to open the door to allowing Arizonans to bet on - or against - the Diamondbacks and the Cardinals.

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An attorney for the city of Tucson asked Arizona Supreme Court Tuesday to slap back yet another effort by state lawmakers to tell charter cities when they have to hold their elections.

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A coalition of rights groups and their members is trying to overturn a trial judge's ruling which essentially says that the Arizona Legislature is subject to the state's Open Meeting Law that it adopted only when it chooses to do so -- and people can't sue over violations.

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Ariazona Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday he will not fund "empty seats'' in classrooms or allow schools to remain in "a perpetual state of closure.''

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