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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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Arizonans won’t be electing school board members by political party, posting the Ten Commandments in public schools or declaring that a person’s sex is permanently defined by what they were at birth.

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House Republicans are weighing putting one or more of their own abortion measures on the ballot in a bid to undermine an initiative to enshrine the right to terminate a pregnancy in the Arizona Constitution.

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Planned Parenthood, allies, scramble to find way to stop state from enforcing territorial abortion ban
State Supreme Court gives organizations 14 days to argue statute is unconsitutional

Attorneys for Planned Parenthood and its allies are rushing to see if there is a viable legal theory to keep the state from once again enforcing its territorial-era abortion law. And the clock is running.

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Gov. Katie Hobbs said Thursday she remains convinced she has the power to strip the state's 15 elected county attorneys of their ability to prosecute anyone for violating state abortion laws.

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House Republican leaders used procedural maneuvers — twice — on Wednesday to block members from even deciding and debating whether to repeal the state's 1864 law banning abortions except to save the life of the mother.

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Arizonans who got the state’s family rebate last year had better pay federal taxes on it when they file their returns next week. But they might ultimately get it back.

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Gov. Katie Hobbs signed sweeping legislation Monday, April 8, designed to give state health officials more authority to monitor, fine — and put out of business — assisted living facilities that endanger patients.

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In Arizona, the ability to make a right turn at a red light is considered all but a sacred right. And now state lawmakers want to make sure it isn’t taken away unless there’s a really good reason.

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State lawmakers voted Tuesday to ask voters to amend the Arizona Constitution to let restaurants pay their tipped workers even less than they do now.

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Sometime this summer, something already occurring on Arizona streets will be legal.

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