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Howard Fischer, For Prescott News Network
Capitol Media Services


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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The attorney for the Senate is asking a judge to delay any move to force lawmakers to immediately surrender some audit documents.

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OSHA moves to strip Arizona of ability to regulate state worker safety
Cites failure to adopt emergency COVID health care rules

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is moving to strip Arizona officials of their ability to regulate worker safety in Arizona because of the state’s failure to immediately adopt emergency COVID health care rules to protect workers.

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Gov. Doug Ducey — or whoever succeeds him— can’t conduct a future financial raid on a school trust fund account without first getting congressional approval, a judge has ruled.

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Attorney General Mark Brnovich is making a last-ditch effort to tell Arizona courts they need to butt out of how the legislature conducts its business.

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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is claiming that Facebook admits it is aiding human smuggling. And now he wants U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate.

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Schools could need to slash 17% next spring without budget exemption
Legislative ‘fix’ only save, to stave off layoffs, drastic cuts

Arizona schools are facing the prospect of not being able to legally spend money they have budgeted for operations for this year.

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Federal forest service officials have promised to do more to keep cattle out of more than 140 miles of the Verde River watershed.

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A judge late Thursday rejected broad claims by the Senate that it need not disclose various documents related to its audit of the 2020 election.

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A group opposed to the tax cuts approved by the legislature that largely benefit the wealthy wants a judge to reject legal efforts to keep voters from having the last word.

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Arizona continues to have a shortage of teachers for the classroom. And by some indications, the problem may be getting worse.

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