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Howard Fischer, for the Miner

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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KUSD to receive 10 new buses as result of Volkswagen settlement with state

More than four dozen Arizona school districts are getting new school buses at no cost to taxpayers.

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Ducey: No 2020 Senate run, to stay governor

Ending months of speculation, Gov. Doug Ducey said he's not going to run for the Senate – at least not in 2020.

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Judge rules against Ducey, GOP campaign finance spending exceptions

Wednesday's decision most immediately limits the ability of political parties to spend unlimited dollars on behalf of their candidates without disclosing the expenditures.

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Attorney General warns about making voter fraud allegations

Attorney General Mark Brnovich warned Monday that people “need to be really careful when making serious allegations’’ about election fraud or other issues or risk undermining democracy.

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Hopi try to block treated effluent at Snowbowl fails

The Arizona Supreme Court has squashed what could be the last legal maneuver to block the use of treated effluent to make snow on the San Francisco Peaks. In a 5-2 ruling Thursday, the majority concluded the Hopi Tribe has no right to file a claim that the practice creates a "special nuisance'' because it interferes with the ability of tribal members to practice their sacred rituals on the mountains north of Flagstaff.

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Despite dropping lawsuit, Navajo Nation contends tribal residents are not getting fair access

At a brief hearing Monday, U.S. District Judge Dominic Lanza agreed to essentially put the legal dispute on the back burner, at least for now.

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Court rules people have right to craft voter initiatives

The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of a legal tactic used by those seeking to keep voter-proposed laws off the ballot. In a unanimous ruling Wednesday, the justices reaffirmed the right of people to craft initiatives and seek to have them approved.

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More transparency, ensuring votes are counted on incoming secretary’s agenda

Incoming Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said Monday she believes political parties should be required to report when they spend money to elect specific candidates even as she defended the failure of the Arizona Democratic Party to disclose what it spent to get her elected.

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Report: Privacy a concerning issue when purchasing toys

It was bad enough when parents had to worry about choking hazards, poisonous chemicals and excessive noise when buying presents.

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GOP launches ‘audit’ of Maricopa County Recorder

Alleging voting “irregularities’’ the state Republican Party is launching what it calls its own an “independent audit’’ of practices by Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes – an audit being aided by a law firm that represents the party.

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