Howard Fischer is a veteran journalist who has reported on state government and legal affairs in Arizona since 1982, the last 27 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.
Continued strong growth in the construction industry helped keep the state’s jobless rate from increasing last month.
Saying legislative immunity is being abused, Gov. Doug Ducey directed that police officers under his control have the authority to cite -- and if necessary arrest -- lawmakers whose bad driving is more than just simple speeding.
The contest for secretary of state could boil down to whether voters believe that things are being better run now in the office than they were two years ago.
The parent company of the state’s largest electric utility filed suit Thursday in a bid to block voters from deciding if they want to impose new renewable energy mandates on power companies.
Campaign contributors attempting to block voters from making the practice illegal
Officials of two organizations known for anonymous spending on political campaigns filed suit late Thursday to keep Arizonans from voting on a measure that would make the practice illegal.
Arizona Supreme Court to be asked to intercede
Arizonans will get a chance to vote in November on whether they want to alter the powers of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission.
The state’s largest electric utility already has set aside close to $11 million to make elections this year come out the way it wants.
Arizona voters will be inundated with nearly 500 arguments about why they should support or oppose the seven different measures that will be on the November ballot.
Incumbent Gov. Doug Ducey continues to accumulate campaign funds in his bid for another four years in office.
A federal judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the Arizona Corporation Commission bribery case.