Howard Fischer

State Capitol Reporter

Howard Fischer is a veteran journalist who has reported on state government news since 1982, the last 19 years for Capitol Media Services.  Prior to that, he had been Associate Editor for Phoenix Business Journal, New Times, and the (Tucson) Arizona Daily Sun and Managing Editor of the Bisbee Daily Review.  In addition to reporting for KNAU, Howard also reports for daily and weekly news institutions around the state.  Fischer and his wife, Gabe, live in Laveen, an as yet unincorporated community on the southwest edge of Phoenix.

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State Capitol News
8:48 am
Mon April 1, 2013

State Supreme Court Debates Medical Marijuana And Driving

The state's high court is being asked to effectively decide whether anyone who smokes marijuana can ever legally drive in this state. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
8:42 am
Mon April 1, 2013

AZ Lawyers Fight For Piece Of State's Controversial Immigration Law

Lawyers for Governor Jan Brewer are in San Francisco this week in a bid to salvage a piece of the state's controversial law aimed at illegal immigration. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer is there and files this report.

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State Capitol News
7:25 am
Fri March 29, 2013

AIMS Test To Be Eliminated

Governor Jan Brewer signed legislation this week to eliminate the AIMS test - including the graduation requirement - paving the way for something else to measure the new Common Core standards. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
7:20 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Legislation May Keep List Of AZ Gun Owners Secret

State lawmakers are poised to keep local police - and anyone else - from finding out who owns a gun. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
7:14 am
Fri March 29, 2013

State Jobless Rate Drops Slightly

The state's jobless rate dropped a tenth of a point last month. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports there are areas of concern.

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State Capitol News
8:29 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Transgender Bathroom Debate Continues

A House panel voted this week to void part of anti-discrimination laws in several communities around the state. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
7:42 am
Wed March 27, 2013

New Hurdles For Jobless Benefits

The House voted this week to create new hurdles for future applicants for jobless benefits. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
7:37 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Lawmakers Ditch AIMS Test Requirement

State lawmakers voted this week to scrap the requirement that high schoolers pass the AIMS test before they can graduate. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
7:22 am
Wed March 27, 2013

State Cowboy Day?

A vote this week to create a state day to honor the cowboy is creating a bit of a stir. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
11:12 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Supreme Court Marriage Case Could Affect Domestic Partner Case In AZ

The outcome of the California marriage case being argued today in Washington could affect a local case awaiting high court action: A lawsuit over domestic partner benefits for gay state and university employees. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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