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.
It’s taken at least four decades, but Arizona’s community colleges are on the verge of being able to offer four-year degrees. On a 24-6 vote Wednesday, the Senate gave final approval to legislation setting out the conditions for these traditional two-year and certificate institutions to start offering baccalaureate degrees. With the House already having approved, the only thing that remains now is a decision by Gov. Doug Ducey.
Speeding past a stopped police vehicle or tow truck could soon take a big chunk out of your wallet.
Arizona’s jobless rate dropped two-tenths of a point last month, to 6.7%, as the state continues to recover from the covid-19 economic slump.
A majority of House Democrats are calling for the expulsion of Republican Mark Finchem based on what they say are his improper actions before and during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
A handful of Republican lawmakers are calling on newly reelected state GOP Chair Kelli Ward to either agree to a recount of that vote or back off of her challenges to the presidential race.