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.
PHOENIX — A coalition of rights groups filed suit Wednesday accusing state lawmakers of illegally meeting behind closed doors with special interests in a way that violates Arizona’s Open Meeting Law.
Three years ago, when Lucid Motors announced it would manufacture electric cars in Arizona, the vehicles were still relatively rare.
Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he’s open to the idea of early release of certain prisoners — as long as it doesn’t harm victims.
A federal appeals court has ordered the state to release a man convicted of the 1994 death of a 4-year-old in Tucson.
Saying voters are being disenfranchised, two groups are asking a federal judge to void an Arizona law that says ballots have to be received by county officials by 7 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.
Saying he doesn’t trust the industry, a top Senate Republican wants an outright ban on the use of certain chemicals on what can be used on the marijuana that Arizonans smoke, eat or drink.
Arizona shoppers are going to benefit for Thanksgiving this year because of some competition among supermarkets.
A special committee on child sex abuse wants lawmakers to make it easier to prosecute some people who could be considered close to the victim.