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Howard Fischer, For the Courier

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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Arizona jobless rate increase stays put for now

Continued strong growth in the construction industry helped keep the state’s jobless rate from increasing last month.

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Ducey: Troopers must cite, arrest bad-driving lawmakers

Saying legislative immunity is being abused, Gov. Doug Ducey directed that police officers under his control have the authority to cite -- and if necessary arrest -- lawmakers whose bad driving is more than just simple speeding.

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Reagan: Arizona has election system it can be ‘proud of’

The contest for secretary of state could boil down to whether voters believe that things are being better run now in the office than they were two years ago.

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Pinnacle West files suit to block renewable energy vote

The parent company of the state’s largest electric utility filed suit Thursday in a bid to block voters from deciding if they want to impose new renewable energy mandates on power companies.

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Anonymous-spending group leaders file lawsuit to block anti-'dark money' initiative

Campaign contributors attempting to block voters from making the practice illegal

Officials of two organizations known for anonymous spending on political campaigns filed suit late Thursday to keep Arizonans from voting on a measure that would make the practice illegal.

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Judge approves ‘clean elections’ measure for November ballot

Arizona Supreme Court to be asked to intercede

Arizonans will get a chance to vote in November on whether they want to alter the powers of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission.

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Pinnacle West, APS spend millions to influence elections

The state’s largest electric utility already has set aside close to $11 million to make elections this year come out the way it wants.

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Influential groups pay for Arizona ballot measure arguments

Arizona voters will be inundated with nearly 500 arguments about why they should support or oppose the seven different measures that will be on the November ballot.

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Ducey raises nearly $791K in recent quarter

Incumbent Gov. Doug Ducey continues to accumulate campaign funds in his bid for another four years in office.

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Judge declares mistrial in former utility regulator’s bribery case

A federal judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the Arizona Corporation Commission bribery case.

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