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.
Two lawmakers are proposing to let at least several Native American tribes keep some of the taxes generated from sales on reservations.
A three-term Arizona lawmaker wants police posted at every polling place to deal with possible violence he fears could result because of the current divisive and angry political atmosphere.
A spat between ranchers and Native American tribes is threatening to torpedo a special panel that seeks to keep construction projects from damaging tribal remains and antiquities.
Gov. Doug Ducey is proposing a $12.3 billion spending plan that still won’t restore state aid to education to where it was in 2008.
State lawmakers are looking to close a loophole in the law they say has allowed cities to deny workers’ compensation benefits to firefighters with cancer.
Student athletes at state universities and community colleges would be able to profit from their endorsements under the terms of legislation awaiting a vote at the state House.
Senate President Karen Fann has blocked consideration — possibly permanently — of a bill to put new restrictions on sex education in public schools.
Gov. Doug Ducey is proposing to eliminate state income taxes — but only for retired military.
Education groups on Monday launched an initiative drive to raise taxes on the wealthiest Arizonans to generate an additional $940 million for public education.