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 2/27/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: The Governor and legislative leaders meet for budget talks behind closed doors, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on continuing questions about the relationship between Governor Cuomo and New York City Mayor de Blasio, and a new poll finds New Yorkers more concerned about an on time budget than ethics reform.

(Airs 12/20/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: after a break for Presidents week, Governor Cuomo and the legislature will start discussions on the budget, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor’s proposal to strip pensions from corrupt public officials, and there’s a new social media campaign to educate teens, young adults, and others about teen dating violence.

(Airs 2/13) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: A day after Senate Democrats propose curtailing outside income by lawmakers, the leader of the Senate says he’s quitting his private law practice, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the new ethics proposals in the Senate, and we’ll examine the possibility of fracking waste being dumped in New York.

(Airs 2/6) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: The Assembly elects a new speaker, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the new assembly leader, and we’ll check in with the Mayors of Albany, Saratoga Springs and Rochester.

(Airs 1/23) 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 thoughts about the speech and the arrest of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and New York officials react to President Obama’s State of the Union Address this week.

(Airs 1/16/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: It was moral Monday this week at the capital as school children, parents and union leaders come to Albany to rally for more money for New York’s schools, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the casino bidding process being reopened in the Southern Tier, and we’ll speak with Republican Elise Stefanik, sworn in as the youngest woman ever to serve in Congress.

(Airs 1/9/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: The New York Senate leaders meet and choose new leaders, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the life of Mario Cuomo, and a New York Congressman announces he will not seek a fourth term

(Airs 1/2/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to reopen the bidding for casino licenses in New York's Southern Tier, our political observer Alan Chartock share his thoughts on a US Attorney and FBI investigation into "substantial" payments to state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver by a small law firm, and we'll have an exit interview with New York Democratic Congressman Bill Owens. 

(Airs 12/26) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: U.S. Senator Gillibrand tours an agricultural program center at SUNY Cobleskill and reacts to some of the biggest headlines of the week, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his predictions for the new year, and the state is losing its Education Commissioner.

(Airs 12/19) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo says there will be no hydrofracking in New York, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on that, and we’ll report on the winners and losers of New York’s Casino licenses.

(Airs 12/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: There are calls in Albany for a special prosecutor to investigate police encounters with unarmed citizens, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the potential for a legislative pay raise in exchange for ethics reform, and A northern New York district attorney plans to buy body cameras for law enforcement agencies.

(Airs 12/5) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: The state comptroller says NY should not use $5 billion dollars in bank settlement money for recurring state expenses, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on former NY Gov George Pataki’s interest in running for President, and Governor Cuomo says it’s time for the federal gov’t to residents and the environment from crude oil trains.

(Airs 11/28) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: State lawmakers negotiate for their first pay raise in fifteen years, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the relationship between NY Governor Cuomo and NJ Gov Christie, and will have congressional reaction to the recent defeat of the Keystone XL oil pipeline in the U.S. Senate.

(Airs 11/21/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: State Senate Leader Skelos says his members will once again join forces with a group of breakaway Democrats to rule the Senate come January, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the ruling coalition, and a new school safety pilot program is launching in New York.

(Airs 11/14/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: New York state will begin the new year with the largest one time budget surplus since the end of WWII, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts a coming shakeup in the Cuomo administration, and we will remember our veterans in a commemoration ceremony held this week in Plattsburgh.

(Airs 11/7/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo wins a second term in office, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on that and the State Senate going to the GOP, and we’ll highlight the nationally watched race in New York’s 21st Congressional District.

(Airs 10/31/14) 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 a ballot amendment to borrow $2 billion dollars to buy new technology for New York’s school children, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts about the Working Families Party being upset with Governor Cuomo’s comments about education, and three environmental groups are suing New York State over the planned use of Clean Water Act funds for the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

(Airs 10/24) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: The one and only Gubernatorial debate this week includes charges of lying and even racism, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the debate, and there’s praise for a major deal between chip maker GlobalFoundries and IBM.

(Airs 10/17/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Some see the Governor’s creation of the new Women’s Equality Party may contain an ulterior motive, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor’s new book, and a state senator has a plan to keep tolls affordable on the current and new Tappan Zee bridge.

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo welcomes one of the world’s largest floating cranes to the site of the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge while his opponent calls for details on the new bridge’s expected tolls, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the final scheduled Gubernatorial debate, and the Lt. Governor joins a men’s college hockey team to combat domestic violence and sexual assault.

(Airs 10/5) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Republican Candidate for Governor Rob Astorino is objecting to the debate proposal, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the politics of gubernatorial debates, and the state’s attorney general is the keynote speaker at a housing conference.

(Airs 9/19/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: election season is underway with the release of negative ads, our Karen Dewitt will take a look at one ad that backfired, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a judge ruling the word independent be removed from a ballot question on redistricting, and the EPA says no to most of a Cuomo Administration request for a loan for the Tappan Zee Bridge.

(Airs 9/12/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo and his running mate win the primary and turn toward the general election, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on a strong showing in the gubernatorial primary Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu, and we’ll take you to the state gaming board hearings on new casino proposals.

(Airs 9/5/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the NY primaries are next Tuesday and we’ll take a look at Zephyr Teachout whose challenging Governor Cuomo, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the primary race for Lt. Governor, and we’ll speak to the head of the state school boards association about a new report on high turnover among school superintendents.

(Airs 8/29/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Protesters gather outside the Governor’s Mansion asking the Governor to do more to protect people from crude oil trains, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the New York Times Endorsement and Non Endorsements this week, and a few companies that want to be part of the medical marijuana business express interest in Orange County.

(Airs 8/22/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: a new poll finds Governor Andrew Cuomo well ahead of his challengers, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Zephyr Teachout surviving a second residency challenge, and Senator Schumer visits the Adirondacks.

(Airs 8/15/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and Politics. On this week’s Gazette: Government reform groups are split- over whether NYers should vote an amendment on the November ballot to change the way legislative district lines are drawn, NYPIRGs Blair Horner on a judge ruling against the Cuomo Administrations challenge of possible primary opponent Zephyr Teachout’s residency, and we’ll take a look at a new poll showing the governor in a plum position heading into the fall elections.

(Airs 8/8/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and Politics. On this week’s Gazette:  Governor Andrew Cuomo is tapping his campaign war chest to pay for a criminal defense lawyer after U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said his office is looking into possible obstruction of justice or witness tampering in the activities of the Moreland Commission. Our political observer Alan Chartock weighs in on how these developments might affect November’s election. And, we’ll take a look at a unique new state law enforcement training program.

(Airs 8/1/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: The U.S. Attorney from Manhattan sends a warning letter to the Cuomo Administration about a possible investigation of obstruction of justice or witness tampering in the activities of the Moreland commission on public corruption, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the letter from Preet Bharara, and we’ll take a look at the environmental impacts of women’s health.

(Airs 7/25/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: A New York Times story alleges Governor Cuomo's top staff repeatedly interfered in an ethics commission investigation, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Times' story, and reaction from Cuomo's primary opponent Zephyr Teachout, and Clinton County becomes the 13th in the state to pass a fracking waste ban.

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