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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Arizona hopes to convince teens to ‘Escape the Vape’

While purchase of tobacco and similar products is legal statewide at 18, two Arizona communities, Douglas and Cottonwood, have raised the age to buy and use these to 21.

Alarmed by the sharp increase of youth "vaping,'' state health officials are preparing a campaign they hope will scare teens from starting or, if it's too late for that, get them to quit.

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A word on the bird: Lower prices on turkey for consumers

PHOENIX -- A healthy supply of turkeys is going to make the cost of feeding the family Thanksgiving dinner a bit less expensive this year.

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Hoffman 54,000 votes ahead of Riggs for AZ schools chief

PHOENIX -- Democrats will take at least one statewide office for the next four years.

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Latest returns put Sinema ahead of McSally -- barely

The latest returns from the state's two largest counties has given Kyrsten Sinema the lead in her bid for U.S. Senate -- barely.

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Prescott’s Karen Fann selected Senate president

PHOENIX -- Newly elected House Speaker Rusty Bowers inherits a chamber where he can’t afford to alienate a single Republican.

Steve Gaynor leads race for Arizona Secretary of State

Political newcomer Steve Gaynor got the bid to be the Republican nominee after he knocked off incumbent Michele Reagan in the primary, capitalizing on a series of missteps she made in running prior elections.

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Early results show strong lead for Ducey in governor's race

PHOENIX -- Outmatched in funding and outmaneuvered, Democratic gubernatorial hopeful David Garcia failed Tuesday in his bid to oust incumbent Doug Ducey.

Early returns show Proposition 127 going down to defeat

PHOENIX -- A $31 million campaign by the state's electric utilities proved enough to keep voters from adopting a constitutional mandate that they generate at least half of their power from renewable sources by 2030.

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Republican Governors Association earmarks $9.6 million for Ducey campaign

PHOENIX -- Cash from outside groups is rivaling -- and in some cases exceeding -- what candidates for statewide office are spending on their own election campaigns.

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AG sues Prop 127 campaign for defamation

PHOENIX -- Claiming he’s been defamed, Attorney General Mark Brnovich is suing the backers of the Proposition 127 campaign.

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