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.
Gilbert Republican says students should be able to defend themselves
A Gilbert lawmaker wants to give those on public university campuses more self-defense options. Including Tasers.
Its backer admits it would be difficult to enforce
A Senate panel voted Wednesday to make it illegal for people to bring their pets into restaurants and grocery stores under claims they are “service animals.’’
Ducey has $2.7M in bank, Farley and Garcia have $331K combined
With no primary foe and 10 months to go to the general election, Gov. Doug Ducey already has collected more than $3 million for his reelection campaign.
If bill becomes law, it will likely mean consumers will pay more for insurance
Rebuffing claims that the new legislation could harm some low-income individuals, an Arizona Senate panel agreed Tuesday to increase the amount of liability insurance that motorists must purchase to drive in Arizona.
Attorney: It is ‘political question’ left for Governor, legislature
An attorney for the state told a judge Friday he has no legal right to hear a complaint that the Legislature is not providing enough money for schools.
Child’s biological parent says she shouldn’t have to share custody with non-biological former spouse
Saying biology matters, an Arizona woman is making a last-ditch effort to keep from being forced to share custody of her child with her former wife.
Experts unsure why eggs are costing more this year
PHOENIX — Good news if you like grilled ham and cheese. The basic elements of the sandwich will cost you less now than a year ago.
Proposes a bill to overturn a court ruling that he can’t
A veteran state lawmaker is carving out what one lawyer calls a large and “blatant” exemption to the state’s public records law.
One of the state’s three Republican legislative leaders has vowed he won’t let the Trump tax cuts have a negative ripple effect on Arizona taxpayers.
Gov. Doug Ducey unveiled a $10.1 billion spending plan for the next budget year built on projections of more consumer spending, Arizonans buying more lottery tickets and hiring back many of the auditors who ensure that people are paying the state what they owe, auditors the governor previously laid off.