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. 

(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.

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