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
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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State Capitol News
9:05 am
Fri February 22, 2013

House Committee Approves Campaign Finance Measure

State lawmakers moved this week to give themselves and other candidates the right to collect more money - a lot of it - from individuals and political action committees. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
8:56 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Bill Would Recognize Privately Minted Coins As Legal Tender

If you're concerned the federal government is going to make your dollar worthless, state lawmakers have you in mind. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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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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