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
1:54 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

State May Disband Colorado City Police Department

Lawmakers are taking steps allowing the state to disband the police department in Colorado City. But, Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports the move is gathering some opposition.

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State Capitol News
9:39 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Federalism Challenge

State senators approved a measure this week that one of them warned is going to get the state some unwanted attention. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
2:38 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Motorcycle Profiling Measure Stalls Out

It doesn't look like motorcyclists are going to get special protection from police harassment. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
9:27 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Pet Giveaways Could Be A Thing Of The Past

The days of live turtles, rabbits and parakeets as prizes at the fair may be numbered. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
9:20 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Bill Could Keep Lottery Winners From Public Spotlight

A vote this week by the Senate Commerce Committee could soon provide relief for Lottery Winners who want to escape calls from family, friends and foes. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
9:35 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Legislative Study On IVF Could Pave Way For Statewide Ban

What's being billed as a legislative study of in vitro fertilization could be the first step toward banning the process outright in the state. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
9:13 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Senate Committee Votes On Measure To Allow Some Teachers To Carry Guns

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted this week to let teachers legally carry concealed weapons in at least some public schools. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
7:14 am
Mon February 25, 2013

NAACP Accuses AZ Board Of Regents Of Conflict Of Interest

The head of the Maricopa County NAACP is accusing two members of the state Board of Regents of having conflicts of interest. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
7:02 am
Mon February 25, 2013

New Restrictions For Victims Of Securities Fraud

A new ruling by the state Supreme Court will mean new restrictions on the ability of victims of securities fraud to recover. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
9:12 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Photo Radar Still Has Green Light

Photo enforcement is here to stay, at least for the time being. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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