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.
The nearly $11.9 billion budget unveiled Monday includes some new dollars for targeted programs, ranging from $35 million in one-time dollars for the state's three universities to $14.2 million for rural community colleges to use as they want.
Republican legislative leaders say they’ve reached a deal on a spending plan with Gov. Doug Ducey.
But the company is in business to make money. And Ginsburgh said it uses underwriting standards to determine how many monthly payments are required.
Saying the rates they charge amount to usury, backers of a new initiative seek to outlaw title loans – or at least the interest they are allowed to charge.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich is getting some allies in the legal fight with California over that state’s efforts to tax Arizona businesses and individuals
Republican lawmakers are making yet another bid to make it more difficult for those proposing their own laws to gather sufficient signatures.
State senators approved their own crackdown on “vaping" devices and liquids, setting the stage for a fight with some House lawmakers who support an industry-backed bill.
Rejecting objections from prosecutors, the state House voted 42-16 on Thursday to limit their ability to charge criminal defendants as serial offenders.