The Legislative Gazette

Fridays, 10pm - 10:30pm

You can find the region's most in-depth look at New York State politics and government each week on The Legislative Gazette. Hosted by David Guistina, the program features regular commentary by syndicated columnist and political scientist Dr. Alan Chartock. On each program, the award-winning WAMC News Team combines forces to bring you a wrap-up of the week's political news, the goings on in and around the legislature, and the stories that will keep you well-informed and in the know. 

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The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The fields of Democrats hoping to face northern New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is changing and Governor Andrew Cuomo touts his budget proposals during a visit to the Hudson Valley. Plus, political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s reelection chances this year.

(Airs 2/16/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo puts up money for early voting, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the latest Republican candidate to enter the race for Governor, and the New York Farm bureau releases its national priorities for 2018.

(Airs 2/09/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: a Republican Gubernatorial candidate wants hearings on the Cuomo administration’s controversial tourism signs on the New York State Thruway and other highways, and we head to Lake Placid to find out what Americans have the best chance in the games in Pyeongchang.

(Airs 2/2/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: A third Republican from Upstate New York announces a run for Governor, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the latest Gubernatorial candidate, and a recent report examines the impact of casinos upstate.

(Airs 1/26/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the trial of one of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s top aides began this week in Manhattan, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on what the trial has revealed so far, and the SUNY Chancellor delivers her first state of the university system address.

(Airs 1/19/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo releases his executive budget seeking to close an over 4 billion dollar budget gap, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the Governor’s payroll tax proposal, and The Adirondack Park Agency has approved a plan to redevelop the former Frontier Town.

(1/12/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: we’ll report on the legislature’s first full day of session, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the lack of Republican candidates running for Governor, and we’ll remember New York State Trooper Michael Anson who’s funeral was held upstate this week.

(Airs 1/05/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo delivers his 8th state of the state address, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the Governor’s proposals, and we’ll take a look at some of the stories in 2017 that are sure to continue in the new year.

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: budget woes in NY, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on an early voting proposal by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the upcoming state of the state address.

(Airs 12/22/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the coming year brings budget woes to New York, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s early voting proposal, and we look at two other proposals coming in the Governor’s State of the State Address in January.

(Airs 12/15/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: there’s now an official candidate running for Governor of NY in 2018, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the Republican Assembly Minority leaders decision to challenge Cuomo, and we’ll tell you about a program that helps children with life-threatening illness fulfill a dream.

(Airs 12/8/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo and the legislature face a structural deficit of more than 4 billion dollars, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo saying the GOP tax cut plan is a political attack on NY and other blue states, and the state comptroller heads to Dutchess County to promote a new savings plan for individuals with disabilities.

(Airs 12/3 & 12/4/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the state Democratic party calls for unity among rival factions in the senate, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on potential unity in the party, and former state assemblyman and New York democratic congressmen Maurice Hinchey is laid to rest.

(Airs 11/24/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: we’ll take a look at several corruption trials set for 2018 involving 9 of the Governor’s former associates, our political observer Alan Chartock will shares his thoughts on that and a sexual harassment and assault claim reaches the governor’s administration, and we’ll tell you about a new report on poverty in the U.S.

(Airs 11/17/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: two recent reports show Governor Cuomo may face his most difficult budget in seven years, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor’s fund raising acumen, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission issues an inspection report on Indian Point.

(Airs 11/10/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: We’ll take you to Westchester County, where Democratic voters overwhelmed the Republican incumbent and possible gubernatorial candidate, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on some of the major election results, and we’ll tell you which ballot questions voters reject on election day.

(Airs 11/3/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: we’ll speak with our political observer Alan Chartock about the terror attack in NYC and the political fallout, With the election less than a week away, a new poll shows voters oppose a constitutional convention, and two state senators release a report to combat Lyme disease.

(10/27/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo and U.S. Senator Schumer urge the state’s congressional delegation to oppose the federal tax plan that would take away state and local deductions in NY, our political observer will share his thoughts on the financial impact on NY should the tax plan pass, and we’ll take a look at Proposition Three on this November’s ballot.

(Airs 10/20/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: President Donald Trump’s decision to end subsidies to health insurance companies to help lower income Americans pay for their health insurance, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Buffalo, and NY Governor Andrew Cuomo makes a trip to the North Country to tout an economic development agreement.

(Airs 10/13/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: New Yorkers will decide in November whether to strip state officials convicted of a felony of their pensions, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the other ballot question this November … to hold or not hold a constitutional convention, and environmental advocates react to the announcement that the EPA will rescind fmr Pres Obama’s clean power plan.

(Airs 10/6/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo may call a special session to deal with threatened funding cuts from Washington, Our Political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo touting NY’s Safe Act in light of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, and we’ll talk to the new Chancellor of the 64 campus SUNY System.

(Airs 9/29/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: former State Senate Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam’s federal corruption convictions are overturned, Our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the second conviction overturned under the term of federal prosecutor Preet Bhararra, and drones are being sent across the state to help with the environment, conservation and emergency response efforts.

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Andrew Cuomo taking steps to protect consumers from massive data breaches, WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock in conversation with New York State GOP Chair Ed Cox who was just re-elected head of the state Republican party, and New York state mandates county government's find ways to consolidate.

(Airs 9/15/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, the largest repair project ever begins on the so-called bypass tunnel across the Hudson, and it’s the centennial of woman’s suffrage in New York where the capital was considered the bastion of the suffrage movement.

(Airs 7/8/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The NY Immigration Coalition rallies in support of DACA in front of NY Republican Congressman Faso’s office, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on state Assembly Republican Minority Kolb exploring a run for Governor, and at a recent Senate hearing, the state health commissioner is grilled over whether NY is doing enough to fight tick-borne illness.

(Airs 9/1/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: there’s a controversial proposal to let charter school teachers have fewer qualifications than public school teachers, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the new name of the Tappan Zee Bridge, and a new coalition launches and effort to gather information people affected by PFOA water contamination.

(Airs 8/27/17 @ 2p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: officials in NY and several states call for the removal of statues and monuments and other symbols associated with the Confederate States Of America, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor shooting down NYC Mayor de Blasio’s millionaires’ tax plan to fund the MTA, and school children in the state see their common core related test scores inching up.

(Airs 8/20/17 @ 2 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo signed into law a measure that would create new penalties for people who make bomb threats against community centers, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on growing pressure for a group of breakaway Democrats in the state senate to reunite with mainstream Democrats, and over 60 million dollars in grants will support drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects across the state.

(Airs 8/13/17 @ 2 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: We’ll take you to a workforce forum hosted by Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a possible challenge to Governor Cuomo from actress Cynthia Nixon, and New York State Senate Leader Flanagan is praised for publicly admitting a substance abuse problem.

(Airs 8/6/17 @ 2 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: State Assembly Speaker Heastie tours North Country manufacturing plants that supply subway and bus cars to New York City, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on two potential challengers to Governor Andrew Cuomo, and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Schumer calls for the federal gov’t to help in the battle against insect-borne disease.

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