Legislative Gazette

Fridays, 10pm - 10:30pm (Sundays at 2pm during July and August)

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 7/13/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo rails against the President’s choice for US Supreme Court, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the ripple effect of the President’s Supreme Court nominee in New York, and we’ll report on the impact of tariffs on paper upstate.

(Airs 7/6/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: We take a look at how President Trump’s coming choice for Supreme Court Justice might become an issue in the New York Governor’s race, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on how the recent Supreme Court decision on Union dues will impact state unions, and Senator Schumer heads to Columbia County to promote the hemp industry.

(Airs 6/29/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: we’ll bring you some of the major primary results, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on who and what the primary winners face in the general election, and state union leaders condemn the US Supreme Court decision upholding the right of workers not to pay union dues.

(Airs 6/22/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: State lawmakers end the legislative session with a whimper, our political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on two political corruption trials underway in Manhattan, and state officials outline ways to increase pedestrian safety across New York.

(Airs 6/15/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo launches a statewide bus tour to promote his so called Red Flag bill, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on what the Governor is calling a school safety measure, and a new coalition is calling on Governor Cuomo to amend solar power goals statewide.

(Airs 6/08/18 @ 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 remains stalled as advocacy groups press lawmakers to act on their bills before session ends, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a new Democratic candidate who has entered the race for state attorney general, and Trump administration imposed tariffs may end up hurting New York.

(Airs 6/1/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: some state lawmakers are talking about leaving session early, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the legalization of recreational marijuana in New York, and Plattsburgh resigns a Declaration of Cooperation with Quebec’s third largest city.

(Airs 5/25/18) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the state legislature chooses acting attorney general Barbara Underwood to fill out former Attorney General Schneiderman’s term, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the GOP and Democratic conventions held this week, and New York and Vermont partner in a Border to Border law enforcement campaign.

(Airs 5/18/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: We’ll take a look at NY Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon’s promise to open a Moreland Act commission to investigate corruption, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the process to replace now disgraced former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and there’s a controversial plan to remove a dam and drain a lake in Ulster County.

(Airs 5/11/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Accused of being physically violent toward four women, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigns from office, we’ll take a look at what happened and what’s next, and our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts about the political fallout from the scandal, and we head to Saranac Lake where Senator Gillibrand touts employee ownership legislation for small businesses.

(Airs 5/03/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the reunited Senate Democrats hold their first press conference, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the coming governor’s race, and U.S. Senator Gillbrand promotes legislation for more employees to obtain partial ownership in the companies they work for.

(Airs 4/27/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: we’ll have results of the special senate elections and who now controls the chamber, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts the implications of those election results, and a new poll finds many New Yorkers blame doctors for the opioid epidemic.

(Airs 4/20/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the Working Families Party splits over the candidates in the race for governor, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on what the breakup means for both political sides in the race, and state and regional officials hold a groundbreaking for a new theme park.

(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.

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