Howard Fischer is a veteran journalist who has reported on state government and legal affairs in Arizona since 1982, the last 26 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 said the state won’t make up the money that Arizona unemployed will lose when the $600 a week in extra federal benefits dries up this coming week.
PHOENIX -- Arizona should add more than 511,000 jobs by the end of 2028 compared with 2018 -- assuming no major economic disruptions, people keep moving here and residents get older.
PHOENIX — Arizona schools won’t be required to put kids back into classrooms next month.
In a new directive July 9, the governor said that dine-in facilities are limited to half the number of people that fire inspectors have listed as capacity.
PHOENIX — A two-week delay in the start of in-classroom learning ordered by Gov. Doug Ducey may give schools more time to prepare to teach in the middle of the pandemic.
PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey is defending indoor political rallies with thousands of people without masks even as he admitted the only way Arizona will stop the upward trend of infections is if people mask up and stay home.
PHOENIX — Another 24,723 Arizonans filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits this past week.
PHOENIX - Boyd Dunn has been knocked off the ballot in his bid for another term on the Arizona Corporation Commissioner.
PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday he wants to reopen the economy as soon as possible – but not until it is "safe and healthy for people to do so.”
GLENDALE– Arizona faces an estimated $1.1 billion budget shortfall in the coming year because of the massive economic hit caused by the coronavirus outbreak, the Legislature's top budget analyst said Thursday.