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Howard Fischer, for the Miner

602-390-1850

capmedia@hotmail.com

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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Ken Bennett is unhappy with what's going on at the Senate's audit of the 2020 election and threatened Wednesday to quit, though he's now staying on.

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The state’s top health official said Tuesday, July 20 that schools should be able to quarantine unvaccinated students and keep them out of class in at least some cases where they have been exposed to COVID-19.

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PHOENIX — The state’s top health official said Tuesday, July 20 that schools should be able to quarantine unvaccinated students and keep them out of class in at least some cases where they have been exposed to COVID-19.

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Two school districts are telling the governor that he's legally off base in demanding they scrap their quarantine policies.

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Saying it might lead to more – and better – candidates, state lawmakers voted Wednesday to more than triple their own cost-of-living allowance, at least for those who live outside Maricopa County.

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The race for governor continues to get more crowded. On Tuesday, Democratic Rep. Aaron Lieberman of Paradise Valley added his name to the list of contenders to fill the office once incumbent Doug Ducey has to leave at the end of 2022 due to term limits.

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Women in Arizona may soon find it a lot easier to get to get birth control.

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Shut down by appellate judges, Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let him defend a Trump-era rule designed to deny "green cards” to those at the bottom of the economic ladder.

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The state House approved legislation that could send prosecutors or criminal investigators to the doors of some people whose signatures on their early ballots don't match what is on file.

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Arizona's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged in May at 6.7% as overall employment increased by just 900 jobs over April.

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