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 — 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.
PHOENIX — Arizonans renters affected by COVID-19 will not be in danger of being put out on the street, at least through July 23.
PHOENIX - State lawmakers gave final approval to an $11.8 billion contingency budget Monday and went home -- at least for a couple of weeks.
PHOENIX – The number of Arizonans applying for jobless benefits jumped by a factor of seven this past week, providing the first clear indicators of the effect COVID-19 is having on the state economy.
PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday he's not worried that a stock market in disarray and fewer visitors will undermine his call for lawmakers to approve a new tax cut.
PHOENIX -- Arizona can expect to have thousands, if not tens of thousands, of confirmed cases of COVID-19 this year, the state's top health official said Monday.
PHOENIX — Calling it a less expensive and more accessible alternative, a House panel voted Monday to allow community colleges to offer four-year degrees.