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Howard Fischer, For the Independent
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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State lawmakers took the first steps Thursday to providing a secure and reliable source of water for Arizona.

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omen in the United States have no constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday, a decision abortion foes say immediately outlaws the procedure in Arizona.

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Republican legislative leaders are trying to sell what they have billed as a $15.6 billion budget for the new fiscal year that begins July 1 but actually contains billions more in spending buried in the details.

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Republican legislative leaders are trying to line up the votes for what could be a $15 billion budget, including about $1 billion in earmarks for specific road projects.

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Former vice president Mike Pence called Monday for limiting legal migration only to those who this country needs and who can support themselves.

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Millions of Arizonans will not lose the right to vote early, at least not now if ever.

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A bid by Attorney General Mark Brnovich to dictate what is in the state’s Election Procedures Manual is nothing short of “an attempted coup d’etat,” according to a lawyer for Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has put two Arizona murderers back on death row, one who killed a 4-year-old Tucson girl and another who murdered a teen and her mother in Phoenix.

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State senators refused Monday to outlaw or even restrict the use of ballot "drop boxes" despite claims they are opportunities for fraud -- and despite backers citing a political movie claiming that they were responsible for the 2020 election being stolen from Donald Trump.

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State Rep. Walt Blackman publicly declared that the people of Legislative District 6, which he shares with Sen. Wendy Rogers, don't agree with the Twitter post she made this past weekend about the murder of 10 people in Buffalo by a white supremacist.

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