Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services

Capitol Media Services

Howard Fischer is a veteran journalist who has reported on state government and legal affairs in
Arizona since 1982, the last 25 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.

Recent Stories

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Sedona man prevails in public records case against Arizona Corporation Commission

PHOENIX -- A Sedona resident is going to get his chance to prove state utility regulators illegally withheld information about a study of the health effects of “smart’’ meters.

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Lawmakers take hospital assessment for AHCCCS to Arizona Supreme Court

PHOENIX -- Current and former Republican lawmakers are making a last-ditch effort to kill a program that provides health care to about 400,000 Arizonans.

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Children’s Health Insurance Program funding expires, awaits action by Congress

22,000 kids may lose health care

Health care for more than 22,000 Arizona youngsters is in jeopardy because of congressional inaction.

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Food Price Comparison Is A Mixed Bag

PHOENIX -- If you consider bacon to be one of the basic food groups, the news from Arizona grocers is not good.

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Study shows acute teacher shortage throughout Arizona

TOLLESON -- More than 1,300 teaching positions are still unfilled four weeks into the school year according to a new report.

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Movement underway to re-name Arizona’s Jefferson Davis Highway

PHOENIX -- Efforts to eliminate the “Jefferson Davis Highway’’ in Arizona stalled Monday amid questions of exactly where it is, who has the authority to change the name -- and whether it even exists at all.

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Health care, restaurant industry drives Arizona employment

New figures show the state’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate for August ticked down a tenth of a point to 5.0 percent. It has hovered in that area there for about a year.

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Governor outlines plan to address chronic teacher shortage

Ducey proposed the Arizona Teachers' Academy in January as one method to deal with the state's chronic teacher shortage.

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Border Patrol murder trial delayed until March 2018

PHOENIX -- Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz won't have to face a jury in his murder trial until at least March.

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Court: Give gays full marriage rights

PHOENIX -- Saying all marriages are created equal, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the wife of a gay woman who has given birth is entitled to the same parental rights as if she had been a man.

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