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
9:15 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Gov. Brewer Looking for More Education Money

Credit Jerry Pank

Gov. Jan Brewer says she looking for ways to find more money for education following the defeat earlier this week of Proposition 204.

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State Capitol News
3:53 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

What's Behind the State Senate Leadership Change

The decision by Senate Republicans this week to replace Steve Pierce with Andy Biggs as president was due to more than just political and philosophical difference.

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State Capitol News
4:31 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

State Senate Picks Leadership

Sen. Andy Biggs of Gilbert was selected Wednesday as the new Senate president by his Republican colleagues.
Credit Howard Fischer / Capitol Media Services

Senate Republicans chose Andy Biggs of Gilbert this afternoon to be the new president.

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Elections 2012
1:52 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Permanent Penny Tax Defeated

Credit Stricklins

The state sales tax rate will go back to 5.6 percent on May 31st as scheduled.

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State Capitol News
3:43 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Federal Court Heard Arguments on AZ Abortion Law

Federal appellate judges today picked apart arguments by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery on why he thinks state lawmakers can legally ban abortions for most women at 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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State Capitol News
5:00 am
Mon November 5, 2012

AZ's Strict Abortion Law Going to Fed Court Today

Maricopa County Bill Montgomery will ask federal appellate judges this morning to let the state start enforcing one of its new abortion restrictions. 

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Elections 2012
9:06 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Voters May Get Look at Who's Funding Anti-Prop Campaigns.

Voters may finally get a look at who is putting big dollars into campaigns to kill two ballot measures.

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Elections 2012
3:48 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Republicans Still Want Redistricting Maps Tossed

An attorney for Republican interests asked a federal court today to scrap the map for the new legislative districts.

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Elections 2012
4:00 am
Mon October 29, 2012

CA Lawsuit May Force Disclosure of AZ Donors

A lawsuit in California could finally give voters here a chance to find out who is behind more than $1.1 million in donations to kill two ballot measures.

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Elections 2012
9:08 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Governor's PAC Boosts Flake's Warchest

Gov. Jan Brewer’s Political Action Committee, JanPAC, has delivered a nearly $100,000 infusion into Republican Jeff Flake’s campaign to become the state's next U.S. senator.

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