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.
PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey is nixing enacting the same new restrictions on guns to control school violence that fellow Republican and Florida Gov. Rick Scott just signed into law.
PHOENIX -- A Prescott Republican lawmaker lashed out at Democrats Thursday, accusing them of being more interested in political “theater’’ than solving the question of gun violence in schools.
PHOENIX -- The state’s beleaguered construction industry is finally showing some consistent signs of life.
PHOENIX -- A measure to help teachers pay for classroom supplies cleared a critical hurdle Thursday as state lawmakers resurrected it from political death.
PHOENIX -- The head of the statewide teachers union said Wednesday a strike may be necessary to get salaries closer to where he believes they should be.
A large infusion of new cash has finally resulted in the first increase in years in the percentage of dollars that schools are putting into the classroom.
With hundreds of them already on Arizona roads, Gov. Doug Ducey is laying out some new -- and stricter -- rules for autonomous vehicles.
PHOENIX -- The state House voted Wednesday to forego ever collecting sales taxes on digital products and services even as more and more of what Arizonans buy moves online -- and untaxed.
PHOENIX -- State senators agreed Monday to boost the penalty for intentional abuse or killing of pets over objections from a lawmaker who said it could make criminals out of ranchers protecting their herds.
Measure would change language, help businesses in court
PHOENIX — State lawmakers are moving to make it harder for workers to claim retaliation if they are fired in the wake of claiming they were denied wages or legally entitled time off.