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Howard Fischer, For Prescott News Network
Capitol Media Services

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Howard Fischer is a veteran journalist who has reported on state government and legal affairs in Arizona since 1982, the last 27 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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Arizona health officials laid out a three-part test Thursday, Aug. 6, for when they say it is safe for schools to reopen, in full or in part.

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Arizona should not be forced to give voters a chance to "cure'' the fact that they forgot to sign the the envelopes holding their ballots before dropping them in the mail, Attorney General Mark Brnovich contends.

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Arizona gyms and fitness centers could be open this coming week.

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Is the 100-word description on petitions a ‘burden’?
Attorney fighting for justice reform measure thinks so

An attorney representing the criminal justice reform initiative measure warned Tuesday, Aug. 4, that if the measure is barred from appearing on the General Election ballot it would effectively place a “significant burden” on the constitutional right of Arizonans to craft their own laws.

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The state’s top health official acknowledged that she and Gov. Doug Ducey are ignoring some Arizona-specific recommendations from the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

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Gov. Doug Ducey said the state won’t make up the money that Arizona unemployed will lose when the $600 a week in extra federal benefits dries up this coming week.

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Arizona should add more than 511,000 jobs by the end of 2028 compared with 2018 — assuming no major economic disruptions, people keep moving here and residents get older.

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The way WalletHub sees things, Arizona has the third-worst school system in the entire country.

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If you get your advice from Doug Ducey you’re going to want to vote against at least three of the four measures expected to be on the November ballot.

A measure to boost taxes on the state’s most wealthy can’t go on the November ballot because the description of the measure fails to inform voters of what it really does, a judge ruled late Friday, July 31.

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