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.
Legislation to expand the state’s racketeering and conspiracy statutes to include rioting is dead, at least for this year.
State lawmakers took the first steps Wednesday to asking voters to hike what they pay every time they fill up their cars and trucks.
Saying it will lead to greater continuity, more stability and less campaigning, the president of the Arizona Senate wants four-year terms for state lawmakers.
State lawmakers took the first steps Wednesday to potentially eliminating exemptions from sales taxes that now cost the state more than $12 billion a year.
State lawmakers are moving to keep cell phones out of the hands of the newest drivers while behind the wheel.
When Rep. Bob Thorpe ran for re-election in November, the areas in around the Northern Arizona University campus were among his lowest vote tallies.
Gov. Doug Ducey promised today to put more money into public education than legally required.
Saying he fears harm to Arizonans, Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday urged Congress to not rush repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
State utility regulators swore in a new member Tuesday and elected a new chairman amid controversies that could mean open warfare on the panel.
Gov. Doug Ducey is threatening legal action if President Obama sets aside 1.7 million acres of public lands in Arizona for a new Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument.