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 unsuccessful bid by Gov. Jan Brewer and the state to keep “dreamers’’ from getting licenses to drive is going to cost Arizona nearly $2 million.
Calling its enactment “sneaky,’’ a veteran lawmaker wants to repeal a new $32-a-vehicle fee on every car, truck, motorcycle and trailer that is being used to balance the state budget.
PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey said Friday he has no knowledge of Arizona “bracing for a massive surge’’ of migrants through a “non-walled’’ part of the border despite a warning by President Trump.
PHOENIX -- Beaver Creek, Cottonwood-Oak Creek and Mingus Union High School are among the more than four dozen Arizona school districts getting new school buses at no cost to taxpayers.
Lawmaker under fire under over remarks on race, immigration
The latest comments by a Prescott Republican lawmaker about race, immigration and assimilation have cost him the chairmanship of a committee he has sought for years.
Wondering where all your new neighbors are coming from?
PHOENIX -- There’s an argument to be made that Doug Ducey would not be governor today if it were not for Kirk Adams who on Monday announced he was quitting as Ducey’s chief of staff.
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of a legal tactic used by those seeking to keep voter-proposed laws off the ballot.
PHOENIX -- It was bad enough when parents had to worry about choking hazards, poisonous chemicals and excessive noise when buying presents.
State Supreme Court to hear case of Arizona women who don’t want to sell wedding invitations to gay couples
PHOENIX -- The state’s high court has agreed to decide whether cities can force businesses to do work for those whose views, practices or lifestyles conflict with the owners’ religious beliefs.