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 1/15/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo delivers his state of the state address, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his analysis of the speech, and Two Adirondack environmental advocacy groups are suing New York state.

(Airs 1/8/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: we’ll have New York reaction to President Obama’s plans to tighten gun control, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the governor’s executive order to get the homeless of the streets in freezing weather, and Senator Schumer says the new Cider Act will be a boon for upstate.

(Airs 1/01/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: we take a look back at the arrest and conviction of the state’s assembly speaker and senate leader, our political observer Alan Chartock share his thoughts on the top person in New York politics this year, and first responders in Albany have a powerful new weapon in their arsenal to fight crude oil fires and prevent disasters involving liquid propane.

(Airs 12/25/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo continues to say that he will propose major reforms in the New Year, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on 83 percent of NYC schools in violation of the ADA, and we introduce you to an Albany organization trying to help migrants find a foothold in their new community.

(Airs 12/18/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Government reform groups call for ethics reform and the public agrees, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the chances of serious ethics reform in the coming session, and New York ranks 49th in tissue and organ donations.

(Airs 11/11/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette:  Governor Cuomo continues to try to revise his role in creating the Moreland Commission, Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the possibility of reform in the coming session, and with debate over who should be allowed into the country, some municipalities in New York are taking steps to welcome refugees from Syria and other locations.

(Airs 12/4/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is convicted on 7 counts of corruption, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Silver’s conviction and the governor and legislative leaders downplaying efforts for new reforms, and some are rethinking how to achieve the governor’s new renewable energy goal.

(Airs 11/27) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: advocates argue the state needs to off extended voting, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the continuing corruption trials of Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos, and Senator Gillibrand and Congressman Tonko push legislation to enhance job training.

(Airs 11/20/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the state’s education commissioner urges parents not to opt out of this years standardized tests, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s reaction to the Paris terror attacks, and we report on a coalition called Rebuild New York.

(Airs 11/13/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo says he’s raising the minimum wage for state workers to 15$ an hour, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the latest from the trial of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and we’ll take you to a common core listening session in the North Country.

(Airs 11/6/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: New York State Senate Republicans and Democrats have victories to point to in this week’s election results, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a current congressman who sounds more like a future Gubernatorial candidate, and Senator Schumer wants to extend a 60-year old financial aid program for college students.

(Airs 10/30/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: We look at the issue of member items and whether they are being revived in a new form, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on new poll numbers for Governor Cuomo, and funding is made available for recreational trails in the southern Adirondack region.

(Airs 10/23/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: three regions in the state compete for billions in economic development money, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a push to bring Uber throughout the state, and after Canadians elect a new, liberal prime minister, observers in the North Country are watching closely.

(Airs 10/16/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: opponents of hydro-fracking are concerned about new natural gas pipelines, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the possibility of a constitutional convention in 2017, and we’ll take you to three counties in NY that are the latest to join Operation Lifesaver.

(Airs 10/9/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo says gun violence should be a key topic in the Congress and 2016 Campaigns, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on whether the Governor will run for a third term, and GE says it has completed its 6th and final year of dredging PCBs from the upper Hudson River.

(Airs 10/2/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Teachers say they hope the Governor’s will fix problems with the controversial Common Core learning standards, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on same day voter registration, and a heartwarming story of a woman’s four decade search for a nurse who cared for her.

(Airs 9/25 & 9/26/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo promotes his economic development plans and fends off questions about the Buffalo Billions initiative, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Pope’s visit this week to the U.S. and New York, and a new study shows people exited New York in droves in 2013, but why?

(Airs 9/18/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo will push for all workers to get a 15 dollar minimum wage, a new poll shows Pope Francis enjoying high favorability as he prepares to visit New York next week, and Senator Schumer says a new tariff could negatively impact the business.

(Airs 9/11/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: We take a look at the secrecy surrounding a major campaign contribution loophole in New York, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on presidential politics as Governor Cuomo appears with Vice President Joe Biden for the second time this summer, and Lake Champlain is quickly becoming a highway for transmission lines to bring renewable energy to metropolitan areas of the Northeast.

(Airs 9/4/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the state’s education commissioner says she’s open to granting teacher evaluation waivers for an extra year, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on protesters in Chenango County pushing for secession, and the state horse racing industry gathers to discuss the retirement of thoroughbreds.

(Airs 8/30 & 8/31/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: The state’s new education commissioner is getting some back lash over plans to quell the testing opt out movement, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the new commissioner, and we’ll take you to a protest in the Finger Lakes region over a coal burning power plant.

(Airs 8/21/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: State Assembly Speaker Heastie has been touring upstate New York, The battle to raise the wage in New York continues, and Senator Charles Schumer wants returning veterans to fill open border agent positions.

(8/14/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: A New York Times story finds widespread retribution against inmates at Clinton Correction facility during the search for two escapees, our Political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts those allegations, and dozens come to Albany to protest the proposed Constitutional Pipeline.

  (Airs 8/7/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The special election to replace the State Senate’s second-most powerful Republican could tip the balance of power, our political observer Alan Chartock speculates on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s possible future as a Vice Presidential candidate, and we’ll have state reaction to President Obama’s climate plan.

(Airs 7/31/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: two more state lawmakers have been ousted by corruption convictions, what does this mean for ethics reform efforts? Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on current infrastructure projects, and we'll take a look at the continued fallout from the prison escape that captivated the region.

(Airs 7/24/15) 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 the Women’s Equality Act, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on new bribery charges for former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam, and some officials worry that limits on property tax cap increases could severely restrict local services.

(Airs 7/17/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: We catch up with the state’s new education commissioner, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a new poll that finds New Yorkers side with Governor Cuomo over his spat with Mayor de Blasio, and Attorney General Schneiderman heads to the north country to highlight so-called zombie properties.

(Airs 7/3/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: A wage board appointed by the Governor says it will authorize a substantial raise for fast food workers, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with John Kaeney, the Executive Director of Reinvent Albany, and residents of Northern NY are looking forward to getting back to normal after two prison escapees freedom comes to an end.

(Airs 6/26/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: legislative leaders and Governor Cuomo announced a framework of a deal as the end of the legislative session limps to a close, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the contentious relationship between Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio, and the New York Racing Association is hoping improvements at Saratoga Race Course will provide for an excellent racing season.

(Airs 6/19/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: The legislative session is now likely to go into next week, as ​Governor Cuomo and ​lawmakers ​​struggle to reach final deals on New York City’s rent laws and other remaining issues, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the end of session negotiations, and New York state lawmakers are questioning some of the procedures and policies at the prison where two convicted murderers escaped.

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