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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(8/14/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo has not been getting along with other Democrats in the state this summer, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s comments about fellow Democrat and State Comptroller Dinapoli, and NY US Senator Charles Schumer makes stops upstate.

  The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cancels a planned appearance in Plattsburgh, our political observer Alan Chartock weighs in on the possibility of legislative pay raises, and we’ll have a look at the progress of some of the state’s economic development programs. 

(Airs 7/29/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Our Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports on Governor Cuomo's address to the DNC in Philadelphia, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Cuomo’s speech and convention politics, and a corruption probe by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara extends to Westchester County.

(Airs 7/22/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: New York’s delegation is in the national spotlight at the Republican National Convention, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with Republican Committee Chair Ed Cox about the convention, and Governor Cuomo’s office issued a report on the impact tourism has on New York’s economy.

(Airs 7/17/16 @ 2 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the Governor’s administration faces greater scrutiny over handling of the water crisis in Hoosick Falls, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the continuing investigations into the Governor’s top aides, and thousands of more low-income New Yorkers are now eligible for SNAP benefits.

(Airs 7/8/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: The Governor calls for patience after a report on his economic development plan finds it created a small number of jobs, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the problems with the Governor’s Start Up NY plan, and the Governor travels to Plattsburgh to distribute revitalization funds.

(Airs 7/1/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: We’ll have results from this week’s primaries, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on how a Supreme court decision this week might impact the convictions of disgraced assembly speaker Sheldon Silver and Majority Dean Skelos, and the Governor focuses on the positive at public events.

(Airs 6/24/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: As the legislature wrapped up the 2016 session, just two ethics proposals remained, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the end of session, and federal, state and local officials update residents of Newburgh about PFOS water contamination.

(Airs 6/17/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the legislative session winds down, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on lawmakers agreement over rail improvements, and Muslims and public officials in NY call for peace after the mass shooting in Orlando.

(Airs 6/10/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: two lawmakers ask the state comptroller to review governor Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion economic development projects, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo's call to ensure that supposedly independent political groups aren't hijacking elections by improperly working with campaigns, and a first of a kind project is launched on the Hudson River.

(Airs 6/3/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Questions remain over what exactly Governor Cuomo’s special prosecutor is investigating in response to a federal probe, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with Assembly Minority Leader Kolb about the continuing federal investigation, and New York joins a worldwide effort to discourage tobacco use.

 (Airs 5/27/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: amid questions over a federal probe, a board controlled by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the legislative leaders voted to approve over $485 million for the Buffalo Billion project, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Buffalo Billion vote, and health advocates gather at the state capitol in Albany to call for closure of what they call an “e-cigarette loophole."

(Airs 5/20/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo denies that he’s feeling “defensive” about the widening federal probe of his administration’s economic development projects, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on this week’s school budgets votes which were overwhelmingly approved statewide, and the state is awarding $1 million each to three colleges whose student-led teams won a competition to develop clean energy plans.

(Airs 5/13/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: State Lawmakers insist they’ll forge head as a federal investigation into Governor Cuomo’s former aides threatens to consume the rest of session, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the US Attorney’s probe, and the US EPA meets with stakeholders as it kicks off its second five-year review of GE’s Hudson River PCB cleanup.

(Airs 5/6/19) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the Governor’s explanation of some of the circumstances of a US Attorney’s probe into his administration has left some un​answered questions, our poltical observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on that probe and the sentencing of Sheldon Silver, and two New York politicians announce they’re leaving politics.

(Airs 4/29/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: New York City mayor Bill De Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo appear to be at odds again, this time as the U.S. Attorney is investigating de Blasio’s fundraising tactics. Anti-pipeline activists are putting pressure on the state to stop a natural gas pipeline expansion after two other pipeline plans were dropped. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the effect of the New York primaries on the presidential race, and we’ll take a look at efforts to fight the opioid addiction crisis in upstate New York.

(Airs 4/22/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: we’ll have results from this week’s Presidential primaries in New York, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the winners and losers in two special elections in New York City, and there’s a new effort to convince federal representatives from New York and Vermont to ban crude oil transport.

(Airs 4/15/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Presidential candidates make a swing through New York days before the primary, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on NY’s importance in this years presidential contest, and we’ll report on Equal Pay day for women in New York.

(Airs 4/8/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Fractivists hope to play a role in NY’s Presidential primary, we follow Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign visit to the capital region, and our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with NYPIRG’s Blair Horner about the state budget process.

(Airs 4/1/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: state lawmakers pass a 156 billion dollar budget, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the spending plan, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announces a key review of General Electric’s cleanup of the Hudson River.

(Airs 3/25/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: New York state is the last state to approve Mixed Martial Arts, our political observer Alan Chartock, shares his thoughts on New York Lawmakers saying they won’t include ethics reform in budget negotiations, and Senator Schumer promotes legislation to empower disabled people.

(Airs 3/18/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Lobbying against the 15 dollar minimum wage intensifies at the capitol, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on education funding in New York, and we'll take you to town hall meeting in the hudson valley about how to deal with the opioid epidemic.

(Airs 3/11/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Leaders of three good government groups say New York Governor Andrew Cuomo isn't doing enough to address Albany's chronic corruption problem, our poltical observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on that accusation, and the state’s Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction has kicked off a series of statewide forums.

(Airs 3/4/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Government reform groups call for major changes to the constitutional convention process, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with Blair Horner, Executive Director of NYPIRG, and a lawmaker from the Hudson Valley introduces an ethics reform package.

(Airs 2/26/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo is touring the state promoting his ideas including a 15$ minimum wage, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with State GOP Committee Chair Ed Cox, and New York launches a new mobile app to connect veterans and their families with programs and services.

(Airs 2/19/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Local governments and schools say they are struggling over a property tax cap, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Donald Trump and the NY Presidential Primary, and a state senator from the Hudson Valley is calling for the funding of full-day kindergarten across New York.

(Airs 2/12/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: The US Attorney who convicted both of the leaders of the legislature comes to Albany to speak to a conference of the state’s mayors, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with Preet Bharrara, and a Hudson Valley congressman calls on Amazon to ban the sale of gun-shaped phone cases.

(Airs 3/29/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: A Hudson Valley Assemblyman introduces legislation to ban guns for people on the no fly list, Our political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the special elections for the Assembly and Senate, and a new poll shows the public supports Governor Cuomo’s on 2016 priorities.

(Airs 1/29/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the state declares the Saint Gobain plastics facility in Hoosick Falls a Superfund site, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the 19th congressional district race, and the governor’s cabinet fans out across the state to outline his budget proposal.

(Airs 1/22/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Experts wonder how Governor Cuomo will pay for his estimated 100 billion dollar infrastructure plan, our political observer will share his thoughts about former Gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout considering a run for Congress, and we take you to a Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance in Newburgh.

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