Howard Fischer

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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Court of Appeals asked to slash marijuana fees

An attorney for medical marijuana patients is asking the Court of Appeals to force state health officials to slash what they charge

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State Rep. Shooter suspended amid alleged sexist comments, complaints

Embattled state Rep. Don Shooter was suspended Friday from his position as chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee.

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Gov. Ducey supports closing ‘loopholes’ in tax code

Gov. Doug Ducey endorsed the concept of the President Donald Trump and Republican tax cuts Monday even though he conceded he has little idea of what’s in the plan.

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Ducey eyes 'rainy day fund' for Children’s Health Insurance Program

Gov. Doug Ducey may tap the state’s “rainy day fund’’

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State Board of Education to review new grading system

Facing a barrage of questions and criticism, the State Board of Education voted Monday to take another look at its new system for grading schools.

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Sex solicitors of undercover minors cannot get enhanced sentences

Judges cannot impose enhanced sentences on those convicted of soliciting sex with a minor when it turns out there was no child to begin with, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

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Was a levy that funds Medicaid illegally enacted?

The state’s high court agreed Tuesday to decide whether a levy that funds Arizona’s expanded Medicaid program was illegally enacted.

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Attorney General says current tuition ‘unconstitutional'

“The AG’s lawsuit, while it makes for good headlines, does nothing to change the burden for students and their families,’’ Bill Ridenour said

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AG takes Regents to court over college tuition

The state's top prosecutor is charging that the Board of Regents is ignoring a constitutional requirement that tuition for Arizona residents be “as nearly free as possible.”

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