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.
Three of the four Republicans who hope to replace Doug Ducey as governor lashed out at him and some of the things he did, including how he handled COVID, promising something radically different if they are elected.
Voting rights groups can contest a 2021 state law that eliminates the state’s permanent early voting list.
Gov. Doug Ducey exercised his first-ever line-item veto of a state budget Tuesday.
Some Arizona doctors are seeking an emergency order blocking the state from enforcing a provision of a 2021 law that purports to give the same legal rights to a fetus as anyone else.
Following are some of the reactions by state officials to the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v Wade.
State lawmakers have agreed to use the lure of millions of dollars in tax credits in hopes of bringing Hollywood to Arizona.
Arizona teachers will apparently not face new rules this coming school year on how they can teach about race and ethnicity because a Scottsdale Republican lawmaker was absent Friday on the last day of the legislative session.
State lawmakers took the first steps Thursday to providing a secure and reliable source of water for Arizona.
State lawmakers adopted an $18 billion spending plan early Thursday, rebuffing efforts by some Republicans to tear apart the deal.
State representatives voted Wednesday to let any Arizona youngster get state funds to attend a private or parochial school. The party-line vote for universal vouchers for all 1.1 million students came even after the Republican majority removed the one bit of accountability that had been inserted in the original plan.