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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Ducey: Protect Second Amendment; don't 'politicize' Florida school massacre

PHOENIX -- Three years into office, Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he has no clear idea of how to prevent mass shootings at schools.

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Counties may get chance to ask voter approval for road tax

PHOENIX -- Unable to get the votes to hike the gas tax, a Mesa senator is settling for what might be a weak second best: Allowing counties to raise their own cash for their own road needs.

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Voters may get chance to change age restriction for state-office candidates

PHOENIX -- Arizona lawmakers don't want to share their power with 18 year olds.

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Punish doctors who prescribe weed too easily?

Could get year in prison for not conducting a full medical exam first

State lawmakers are moving to make felons of doctors who don’t follow all the rules when recommending that a patient be allowed to use marijuana.

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Weapons-on-campus legislation on way to Senate

Students, faculty, staff and visitors are a step closer to being able to carry some kinds of weapons on the campuses of public colleges and universities.

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State lawmakers appear ready to regulate sober living homes

Arizona lawmakers appear finally ready to regulate “sober living’’ homes statewide. In 2020.

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Libertarian Vann Gutier seeks recall of John McCain

A Libertarian who concedes he was never a supporter in the past is launching a drive to recall John McCain.

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AG gets no help from Trump to deny driver's licenses to 'dreamers'

Attorney General Mark Brnovich is getting no help from the Trump administration in his last-ditch bid to deny driver's licenses to "dreamers.''

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Judge rules Burns can't trump majority vote on APS political spending

A judge won't help Bob Burns force Arizona Public Service to disclose the money it has spent -- and may spend in the future -- to elect candidates of its choice.

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State lawmakers look to tighten noose on teen marriages in Arizona

A House panel voted Wednesday to restrict the ability of teens younger than 18 to marry in Arizona -- but only after creating a couple of ways around that.

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