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.
Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Friday that will bar government officials from requiring businesses to enforce new mask mandates.
Gov. Doug Ducey sent a message Friday to Mark Zuckerberg: Thanks for the money to help Arizona run the last election. But you can't do that again. Nor can anyone else with cash.
Arizona spent $1.5 million this past fall to buy 1,000 vials of an execution drug.
The state's top health official said Friday she supports the idea of "vaccine passports'' but does not want them to be something that people would have to show to enter certain businesses.
Arizonans who can't pay their traffic fines won't end up having to walk.
Arizona will not be enacting a law to outlaw virtually all abortions, at least not this year.
Gov. Doug Ducey cannot use his emergency powers to preclude counties from enacting their own mask mandates, Attorney General Mark Brnovich said this week.
Tactics planned by election auditors hired by the Senate to verify the outcome of the 2020 race are illegal and even criminal, attorneys for various voter rights issues contend.
State senators are moving to let residents of homeowner associations display flags honoring first responders - regardless of what the governing board says.