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 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.

(Airs 8/21/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: An ethics reform measure approved by the legislature at the end of the legislative session still hasn’t been signed by the Governor, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor’s relationship with state democrats, and A local mayor and a Congressman joined forces to call for additional federal funding to remediate Brownfields.

(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.

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