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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(Airs 4/13/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Legalizing Marijuana becomes a campaign pledge for a newly launched Democratic candidate for Governor, our political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the importance of the Working Families Party in the next Gubernatorial election, and we’ll visit a town hall meeting recently held with 21st District Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.

(Airs 4/06/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: two warring factions of Democrats in the state Senate re-unite, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts Governor Cuomo’s role in reuniting senate democrats, and Plattsburgh joins a growing list of cities suing pharmaceutical companies over the opioid crisis.

(Airs 3/30/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: lawmakers scramble to pass a budget before the April 1st deadline, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Daily News reporter Ken Lovett being arrested in the senate chamber lobby this week, and Remington files for chapter 11 bankruptcy with ties upstate.

(Airs 3/23/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Actress and Education Advocate Cynthia Nixon launches her campaign for Governor, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on Nixon and her chances of winning a Democratic primary, and Senator Schumer comes to Albany to push his infrastructure proposal.

(Airs 3/16/18) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo’s former top aide Joe Percoco is found guilty of bribery and conspiracy, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the verdict and its impact on the Governor, and we’ll take you the Columbia High School where students organized an assembly as part of nat’l school walkout day.

(Airs 3/09/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The state senate and assembly debate school safety and gun control, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on two more candidates interested in a run for Governor, and the city of Plattsburgh has a crypto-currency problem.

(Airs 3/2/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: New York Democrats are ramping up the statewide gun control debate by trying to force a vote on legislation in the state, our political observer Alan Chartock explains why New York's public sector unions are furious over a supreme court case this week, and the New York Preservation League wants changes to historic tax credits.

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.

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