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 3/24/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Proponents of raising taxes on New York’s wealthiest cite the continued bad news from Washington about deep federal cuts to health care and other areas, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on that and Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s new job, and NY’s Lt. Governor makes a clean energy announcement.

(Airs 3/17/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: a Blizzard hits the Northeast and the Mohawk Valley and Southern Tier were ground zero, a report from Great Lakes Radio on this deadly winter for snowmobilers, and our political observer Alan Chartock share's his thoughts on President Trump firing 46 U.S. Attorney’s, including NY’s Preet Bharara.

(Airs 3/10/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Democrats propose an alternative plan for NY, as the Republican Congress works on replacing the ACA or so-called Obamacare, our political observer Alan Chartock share’s his thoughts on a possible pay raise for lawmakers in exchange for an on-time budget, and we take a look at what it’s like to be an immigrant in New York.

(Airs 3/02/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: With just a month before the state budget is due, numerous interest groups are converging on the capitol, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on President Trump’s impact on the New York Stock Exchange, and Congressman Maloney will reintroduce legislation to require a federal study on long-term health effects of PFOS and PFOA exposure.

(Airs 2/24/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The legislature has the week off, but an unusual amount of protests and arrests are already part of this years’ legislative session, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on New York U.S. Senator Gillibrand saying Governor Cuomo would be a great candidate to face President Trump in 2020, and New York State ranks fourth in the nation for the number of active hate groups.

(Airs 2/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: A group of upstate lawmakers are asking the state to step in and fund refugee resettlement programs caught up in President Trump’s travel ban, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a change in the power balance in the NYS Senate, and a state Assemblywoman introduces legislation on carbon farming she says is the first of its kind.

(Airs 2/10/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: a hearing at the capitol was interrupted by protesters who want higher taxes on millionaires, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the so-called millionaire’s tax, and NY US Sen Kirsten Gillibrand joins Ct. Congresswoman Rosa Delauro to reintroduce the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act.

(Airs 2/3/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo tells a rally of Planned Parenthood advocates he’s proposing a constitutional amendment to put the protections of Roe v Wade into the state’s constitution, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor’s remarks, and leaders of religious and civil rights organizations react to President Trump’s executive order barring citizens from 7 muslim countries from entering the U.S. and blocking refugees for 120 days.

(Airs 1/27/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The Senate Republican leader says he’s not happy with what he says is over $800 million dollars in new taxes and fees in the Governor’s budget, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor’s plan, and steps are being taken at state and local levels to stay fears of roundups and mass deportations under the Trump administration.

(Airs 1/22/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo rolls out a 152 billion dollar budget proposal, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the governor’s proposal, and a new report finds the regional greenhouse gas initiative has had a positive impact on the health of residents in the northeast.

(Airs 1/13/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The Governor delivers his six regional state of the state addresses, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the Governor’s speeches and national appeal, and there may be progress in a call to overhaul the state’s juvenile justice system.

(Airs 1/6/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: As a new minimum wage takes effect in New York, A 200 member enforcement agency will make sure wage workers are paid properly, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s free SUNY college tuition proposal, and a pipeline company planning an Orange County plant says a handful of residents face eminent domain proceedings.

(Airs 12/23/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: To Have A Special Session or Not Have a Special Session, that is the question, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his eriudite thoughts on that, and we’ll look at the worldwide fight for 15 movement.

(Airs 12/16/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act could leave New York billions of dollars in the hole, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Trump’s impact on NY and immigration, and Governor Andrew Cuomo tells the state inspector general to launch an investigation into racial bias in the state prison system after a NY Times investigation.

(Airs 12/9/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: NY’s AG calls the states’ voting laws arcane and releases a package of bills to improve it, our political observer Alan Chartock share’s his thoughts on the continuing tension between the governor and state comptroller, and a Hudson valley environmental group and organic farm sue the state public service commission over subsidies for upstate nuclear power plants.

(Airs 12/2/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo pressures lawmakers to return for a special session, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Preet Bhararra remaining in his seat as U.S. Attorney from Manhattan during a Trump Administration, and a Poughkeepsie-based environmental group calls on the U.S. Coast Guard to halt the rulemaking process of a controversial proposal for anchorage sites in the Hudson River.

(Airs 11/25/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo offers the legislature an incentive to come back for a special session in December, our political observer Alan Chartock shares this on 8 indictments delivered by U.S. Attorney Preet Bhararra including the Governor’s ex-top Aide, and the Governor signs legislation to expand empire state film production tax credits.

(11/18/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: President elect Trump’s plans to renegotiate or withdraw from NAFTA has people in border states like NY watching closely, Our political Observer Alan Chartock shares his on NY U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer being elected Minority Leader, and there’s a battle heating up over a statewide electric rate increase to subsidize upstate nuclear power plants.

(Airs 11/13 & 14/16) 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 this week’s election results and how it impacts which party gets the majority in the New York state senate, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the elections’ impact on the New York State Senate, and we’ll have two stories, one from the winner’s side and one from the loser in the highly watched 19th congressional district race.

(Airs 11/4/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: we look at the chance that the state Senate could dominated by Democrats after the election, we take you to a debate for an assembly seat covering Washington and Saratoga counties, and the AIM pipeline project gets the green light to start operations.

(10/28/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: We examine Hillary Clinton’s widening lead over Donald Trump and its impact on the control of the NYS senate, our political observer Alan Chartock share’s his thoughts on that and early voting, and we’ll have two reports on PFOA and PFOS water contamination in the state.

(Airs 10/21/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Pipeline companies are not having a lot of success in New York so far in 2016, Our political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the continuing war of words between the Governor and State Comptroller, and the State Education Commissioner and SUNY chancellor visit the north country.

(10/14/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: NY Democrats push Republicans to abandon Donald Trump over his coarse remarks about women capture in a leaked video, our political observer Alan Chartock share’s his thoughts the resignation of Alain Kalyeros, the head of SUNY Poly, and Congressman Maloney introduces two pieces of legislation in response to the PFOS water contamination in Newburgh.

(Airs 10/7/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo says SUNY Polytechnic Institute bears most of the responsibility for an alleged corruption scandal involving Cuomo’s former top aides, our political observers shares his thoughts on the Governor’s claim, and Congressman Maloney announces legislation to prevent the establishment of new anchorage sites in the Hudson River Valley.

(Airs 9/30/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo makes changes to prevent any future bid rigging in his upstate economic development programs, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on whether legislators deserve a pay raise, and a NY Congressmen wants the President to intervene in a pipeline project.

(Airs 9/23/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: U.S. Attorney Preet Bharrara brings charges against two former Cuomo Administration officials and the head of SUNY Polytechic, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts the alleged pay to play charges and their impact, if any, on the Governor, and we’ll take you to Newburgh for a public meeting on water contamination.

(Airs 9/16/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: A primary win this week may help Republicans keep control of the state senate, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on some of the primary results, and the Moral Monday movement comes to the state capitol.

(Airs 9/9/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo’s health commissioner is grilled by lawmakers over the state’s handling of water contamination in Hoosick Falls, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on early voting, and 55 colleges and universities across the state sign the Reforming the Energy Vision Campus Challenge.

(Airs 9/2/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: A long awaited Senate hearing on PFOA contamination in Hoosick Falls, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the politics of tainted water, and Adirondack lakes are dealing with the spiny water flea.

(Airs 8/28/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: A look inside a recent Assembly hearing on the Governor’s economic development programs, a conversation about the relationship between the Governor the Mayor of New York City between our political observer Alan Chartock and Daily News Albany Bureau Chief Ken Lovett, and our Pat Bradley speaks with 21st district house Republican Elise Stefanik.

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