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
8:10 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Measure Moves To Post Legal Notices Online

The state House this week gave preliminary approval to legislation to let counties and the state's largest cities publish their legal notices online rather than spending money to buy newspaper ads. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
8:01 am
Wed March 13, 2013

First Look At Governor's Medicaid Expansion Plan

Governor Jan Brewer gave state lawmakers their first detailed look at her plan to expand Medicaid. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports the governor has an uphill fight - especially in her own party.

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State Capitol News
9:35 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Measure May Undermine Union Politics

Voters may get a chance next year to decide on a measure that would undermine union political influence. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
9:28 am
Tue March 12, 2013

More Photo Radar Legislation

If you're not a fan of photo radar, you may be cheered by a measure approved yesterday by the state House. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
8:57 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Regents Fight Back Over Student Fee Lawsuit

The Board of Regents is fighting back in the lawsuit filed against it over collection of student fees. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
8:49 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Voters May Reconsider Public Funding Of Elections

The state House voted this week to ask voters to reconsider whether they want public funding of elections. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports they're doing it in a way some do not consider fair.

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State Capitol News
8:42 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Vote Could Limit Availability Of Early Ballots

The House Judiciary Committee voted this week to limit who can pick up early ballots. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
8:33 am
Fri March 8, 2013

House Panel Approves Marijuana Destruction Measure

A House panel voted this week to let police destroy marijuana they've seized even if it turns out the person had a right to possess it. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
9:07 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Tax Cut Vote

State lawmakers voted this week for a pair of tax cuts. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports there was also bipartisan opposition.

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State Capitol News
2:04 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Governor Brewer Tries To Round Up Support For Medicaid Expansion

Governor Jan Brewer is trying to round up legislative support for her plan to expand Medicaid. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports many Republicans remain unconvinced.

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