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
12:09 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Possible Restrictions On Aerial Drones Over Arizona

State legislators are looking to restrict how the aerial drones that have become popular in the Middle East can be used in the skies over here. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
11:56 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Napolitano Visits AZ-Mexico Border

Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano visited the border this week. But, Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports the media weren't the only ones shut out from her appearance.

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State Capitol News
9:41 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Major Changes To State Sales Tax Laws

A House panel voted unanimously this week to approve changes in state sales tax laws. But, Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports some major changes remain to be made.

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State Capitol News
9:34 am
Tue February 19, 2013

AZ Law School Requirement

It looks like the state's more than 17,000 lawyers aren't going to have to worry about unanticipated new competition. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
8:44 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Bill May Allow Some Staff To Carry Guns At Public Schools

Attorney General Tom Horne and a state lawmaker are pushing to allow staffers with certain training to have guns on public school campuses. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
8:47 am
Mon February 18, 2013

House Speaker Sidelines Public Employee Union Proposals

The Speaker of the State House is sidelining a pair of measures aimed at public employee unions. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
1:33 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

New Restrictions On Early Ballots

A Senate panel voted this week to put new restrictions on who can help people with their early ballots. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
1:27 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

AZ Students' Association Files Lawsuit Over Fees

The Arizona Students' Association filed suit this week in federal court over a decision by the Board of Regents on how it collects its fees. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
9:27 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Bill May Cause Problems For Divorced Parents Who Want To Move

State lawmakers are moving to throw a new hurdle in the path of divorced parents who want to move. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
9:19 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Senate Committee Votes To Let Police Destroy Medical Marijuana

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted this week to let police destroy marijuana they have seized, even if it was taken wrongly from a medical marijuana patient. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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