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.
Local governments can’t transfer unclaimed firearms to the embattled Ukranian government, regardless of how well-meaning the goal, Attorney General Kris Mayes concluded Wednesday, Sept. 20.
A federal appeals court is questioning whether a Scottsdale police officer violated the civil rights of the owner of a restaurant when he essentially arrested him twice for the same alleged violation of one of former Gov. Doug Ducey’s COVID executive orders.
Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs said neither she — nor any other state official — has the unilateral right to keep Donald Trump off the ballot for the state’s presidential preference primary based on the 14th Amendment.
What would you buy for an extra $20 a week? A nice meal? A car mount for your phone? An extra four gallons of gasoline?
The attorney for Kari Lake and Mark Finchem admitted Tuesday his clients have no actual evidence that votes have been improperly counted because the state tabulates ballots electronically.
PHOENIX — Attorneys for top Republican lawmakers told federal appellate judges Monday they should deny a bid to block enforcement of a ban on abortions due to genetic defects.
Hoping to force the issue, state schools chief Tom Horne filed suit late Wednesday to get a court to rule that any school that doesn’t use “structured English immersion’’ to teach students who are not proficient is violating the law.
A practice used by some, if not all, Arizona counties to verify signatures on early ballots may be illegal.
The state’s top school official is setting aside $40 million of federal COVID relief dollars to provide personal tutoring for students who are not meeting proficiency standards for reading or math.
Hunters in Arizona won't be barred from using lead ammunition even if the bullets left behind can cause the death of other animals.