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 -- Gov. Doug Ducey won't support eliminating the ability of parents to claim a personal exemption for their children from vaccines despite a new published study showing the state's largest county at risk for a measles epidemic.
Saying the rates they charge amount to usury, backers of a new initiative seek to outlaw title loans -- or at least the interest they are allowed to charge.
Siding with retailers, the state House voted Wednesday to at least partly preempts cities and towns from enacting their own rules on the sale and marketing of tobacco and vaping products.
A former national speed skating champion lent her voice Tuesday to those who want to give victims of child sexual assault and abuse more time to sue their assailants -- and specifically those who permitted it to happen.
Well, it's official: The Arizona Legislature is now in overtime.
PHOENIX -- A student-led group that tried to get lawmakers to enact gun control last year is refocusing on something more attainable.
PHOENIX -- Having burned through $28 million in a pair of losing political battles in Arizona last year, California billionaire Tom Steyer is now prepared to pump some more cash into the state.
PHOENIX -- Plans for a Republican-crafted budget blew up Thursday when a second GOP lawmaker said she won’t vote for a spending plan unless and until the state gives victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to sue their attackers.
Rejecting objections from prosecutors, the state House voted 42-16 to limit their ability to charge criminal defendants as serial offenders.
Republican lawmakers voted Wednesday to put some new hurdles in the path of groups that seek to propose their own laws and constitutional amendments.