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.
Without dissent the House Health Committee agreed Thursday to have the Department of Health Services license the facilities that have popped up in the past few years around the state. HB 2529 now goes to the full House.
Three years into office, Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he has no clear idea of how to prevent mass shootings at schools.
State senators voted Thursday to require women be asked more specific questions before terminating a pregnancy over the objections of one lawmaker who said "the Catholic Church does not need to know why I am getting an abortion.''
Arizona motorists could fund what amounts to a $120 million infusion into road construction and repairs.
Students, faculty, staff and visitors are a step closer to being able to carry some kinds of weapons on the campuses of public colleges and universities.
State law already spells out that motorists must drive on the right half of the road unless passing someone going in the same direction.
On a voice vote Monday, the Senate agreed to permit the state’s 13 rural counties, for the first time ever, to ask their voters whether they’re willing to impose a one-cent sales tax
Women who want an abortion would have to tell state health officials exactly why
Claiming they’re being ignored by John McCain and Jeff Flake, Republican state legislators took the first steps Tuesday to allowing them – and not the voters – to choose who gets to run for the U.S. Senate.
Senate panel calls minimum wage measure ‘morally wrong,’ puts it back on ballot for voter reconsideration
Calling the voter-approved measure morally wrong, a Republican-controlled Senate panel voted Monday to ask voters to reconsider the 2016 measure which is set to hike the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020.