Howard Fischer is a veteran journalist who has reported on state government and legal affairs in
Arizona since 1982, the last 25 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 -- Because of Gov. Doug Ducey, some of Arizona’s needy will be able to get an additional year of help.
PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Monday to let the state’s three universities borrow $1 billion for repairs and new buildings -- but with nothing to directly relieve the increasing burden of tuition.
The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained steady last month at 5.0 percent as the number of people employed the private sector grew by just 7,500.
A judge has rebuffed efforts by medical marijuana users to force the state to reduce the fees it charges patients.
PHOENIX — The state’s high court has agreed to decide whether people can be convicted of soliciting sex with a child even if there never was any actual child to begin with.
PHOENIX -- The attorney for a Border Patrol agent who shot a teen through the fence is claiming the victim was involved in drug smuggling.
PHOENIX -- Five child welfare workers fired in the wake of a scandal about uninvestigated abuse complaints will not be getting their jobs back.
PHOENIX -- Buffeted by claims it was creating "speech police,'' the University of Arizona is backing down from its plan to create "social justice advocates'' on campus -- at least for the time being.
PHOENIX – Three former teachers of the year lashed out Monday at lawmakers for failing to properly fund schools -- and salaries -- but were more forgiving of local school boards who actually set their pay.
Arizona is on the verge of authorizing its farmers to start growing hemp.