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Howard Fischer, For the Courier
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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A group that spent $260,000 attacking a 2014 foe of Doug Ducey in his first gubernatorial race is trying — again — to escape paying a fine for violating state campaign finance laws.

By Howard Fischer, For the Courier October 20, 2019

Just because a silicone breast implant ruptures does not give the patient the right to sue, a federal appeals court ruled last week.

By Howard Fischer, For the Courier October 20, 2019
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The Arizona Democratic Party is outraising the state GOP — by a lot.

By Howard Fischer, For the Courier October 19, 2019
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Arizona’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate barely budged last month as the number of jobs available pretty much matched the number of people entering the workforce.

By Howard Fischer, For the Courier October 18, 2019
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A federal judge late Thursday ordered the Arizona Senate to reinstate a staffer who a jury concluded had been the victim of racial and sexual discrimination.

By Howard Fischer, For the Courier October 18, 2019
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Gov. Doug Ducey won’t criticize the the rates being charged by the state’s largest electric company despite the fact that 8 percent of its residential customers could not — or would not — pay their bills this summer.

By Howard Fischer, For the Courier October 17, 2019
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Audit: University of Arizona may have misspent millions
Report: Arizona Board of Regents leasing out property without proper oversight

The Arizona Board of Regents is leasing out property for commercial use without proper oversight and with only limited transparency, creating a “risk of inappropriate use of public resources’’ according to a new audit.

By Howard Fischer, For the Courier October 16, 2019
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A federal appeals court has slapped down a bid by Attorney General Mark Brnovich to undo a class-action settlement of a lawsuit over allegedly defective pressure cookers.

By Howard Fischer, For the Courier October 14, 2019
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State lawmakers are going to spend at least $125,000 to determine why parents seeking to use state funds for private and parochial schools say they can’t get approved.

By Howard Fischer, For the Courier October 14, 2019
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Reporters, photographers and non-management staffers at the state’s largest newspaper voted Thursday to form a union.

By Howard Fischer, For the Courier October 13, 2019

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