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.
Claiming he botched the state’s response to COVID-19, a new group hopes to force a recall election against Gov. Doug Ducey.
A new report Thursday by the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association finds that schools surveyed were able to fill just 28 percent of the vacancies they had due to retirement and other reasons that teachers leave their jobs.
A good portion of the drop in the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from 10.7 percent in July has nothing to do with a bunch of Arizonans suddenly finding work. It's because some just gave up.
The Trump reelection committee is making a last-ditch effort to keep a new deadline for people to sign their mail-in ballots from taking effect this year.
Both sides of the debate on Proposition 208 appear to agree that the state is not spending enough on public education.
Two new reports suggest that Arizonans will be among the least likely to get immunized against COVID-19 once a vaccine becomes available.
Beginning Monday, more than 430,000 Arizonans who have lost their job will have to live on no more than $240 a week.
Arizonans who forget to sign their early ballots before dropping them in the mail are entitled to up to five days to "cure'' the problem and get their votes counted, a federal judge has ruled.