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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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Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed what would have been the most restrictive measure in the nation on what can be taught about gays and gender identification as well as barring any form of sex education for students before the fifth grade.

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Declaring an emergency in six counties, Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he is going to put 250 Arizona National Guard soldiers along the southern border.

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The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday, April 20, slapped down efforts by Attorney General Mark Brnovich to challenge what he contends is an illegal deal by the Arizona Board of Regents to build a hotel and conference center.

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Students and teachers at Arizona schools are no longer going to be required by the state to wear masks.

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The fate of a tax on the rich to help pay for education could come down to whether the Arizona Supreme Court believes the money raised will provide “grants’’ to schools.

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Two Republican senators lashed out Monday at businesses and the media, accusing them of mischaracterizing what is in changes they are proposing to state election laws.

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Gov. Doug Ducey is blocking government agencies and some businesses from requiring customers to prove they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Like flu shots, vaccinations for COVID may open to walk-ins
Gone would be need for appointments to boost availability, inoculations

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 may soon be as simple as a flu shot.

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With state revenues running more than $1 billion ahead of expectations and better times forecast, Republican lawmakers are looking at compressing all of the state’s income tax brackets down to a single rate.

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State lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to legislation that will require special parental permission before a student is taught anything about sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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