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 -- A Sedona resident is going to get his chance to prove state utility regulators illegally withheld information about a study of the health effects of “smart’’ meters.
PHOENIX -- Current and former Republican lawmakers are making a last-ditch effort to kill a program that provides health care to about 400,000 Arizonans.
22,000 kids may lose health care
Health care for more than 22,000 Arizona youngsters is in jeopardy because of congressional inaction.
PHOENIX -- If you consider bacon to be one of the basic food groups, the news from Arizona grocers is not good.
TOLLESON -- More than 1,300 teaching positions are still unfilled four weeks into the school year according to a new report.
PHOENIX -- Efforts to eliminate the “Jefferson Davis Highway’’ in Arizona stalled Monday amid questions of exactly where it is, who has the authority to change the name -- and whether it even exists at all.
New figures show the state’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate for August ticked down a tenth of a point to 5.0 percent. It has hovered in that area there for about a year.
Ducey proposed the Arizona Teachers' Academy in January as one method to deal with the state's chronic teacher shortage.
PHOENIX -- Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz won't have to face a jury in his murder trial until at least March.
PHOENIX -- Saying all marriages are created equal, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the wife of a gay woman who has given birth is entitled to the same parental rights as if she had been a man.