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.
Arizona stands to lose one-third of its federal funds that support the expanded Medicaid program as early as 2020 if Congress adopts the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, according to legislative budget staffers.
Governor doesn’t know how many Arizonans will feel impact of new bill
Gov. Doug Ducey is defending his support for the latest bid to repeal the Affordable Care Act even though he has no idea how much federal aid that would cost the state and how many Arizonans would lose health care.
Arizona Supreme Court rules in favor of parental rights in broad ruling
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.
Gov. Doug Ducey has thrown his support behind the latest plan to kill the Affordable Care Act despite estimates showing it will cost the state billions in lost federal dollars.
Age and eating out affect state’s employment numbers
PHOENIX — Want to know what’s propelling Arizona employment? Old people. And folks who like to eat out.
Tution is ‘as nearly free as possible,’ despite AG’s assertion otherwise, governor says
Arizona’s three universities are in compliance with constitutional requirements to keep instruction “as nearly free as possible,” Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday, despite what Attorney General Mark Brnovich contends.
Arizona’s top judges: No hiding behind federal drug laws
The Arizona Supreme Court won’t allow state and local officials to hide behind federal drug laws to throw roadblocks in the path of those who want to sell marijuana.
The Arizona Supreme Court will not remove some barriers that now exist for individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder to get medical marijuana.
Doug Little accepts post at U.S. DOE
State utility regulator Doug Little is leaving to take a job in the Trump administration.
Arizona Supreme Court to consider if levy that funds program expansion is a tax
The state’s high court agreed Tuesday to decide whether a levy that funds Arizona’s expanded Medicaid program was illegally enacted.