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 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.

(Airs 6/12/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: As we approach the end of session, we’ll take a look at the status of the pension forfeiture bill, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts his conversation with Republican Assembly Minority leader Brian Kolb, and in light of the prison break in northern NY, our Pat Bradley speaks to a Professor who’s studied the history of prisons.

(Airs 6/5/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: lawmakers say they have no plans for additional ethics reforms this session our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts why ethics reform won’t get done, and a world war one soldier from new York finally gets the recognition he deserves.

(Airs 5/29) 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 what issues remain the final weeks of the legislative session, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on government transparency, and Senator Schumer wants to curb child identity theft.

(Airs 5/22/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: a near record number of school budgets pass, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with state GOP chairman Ed Cox, and scientists, environmental advocates and residents affected by Hurricane Sandy flooding discuss climate change with a senate panel.

(Airs 5/15/15)The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Dean Skelos steps down and a new state senate leader, John Flanagan, is elected, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the leadership shuffle, and the state comptroller issues a scathing audit on money spent to promote Start Up NY and other programs.

(Airs 5/8/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Major newspaper editorials call for Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos to resign after being arrested and accused of running a corruption scam, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Dean Skelos, and Senator Schumer introduces legislation to make oil trains stronger.

(Airs 4/24/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the final stretch of the legislative session begins, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a federal grand jury investigation of new Assembly Speaker Carl Heastieand On Earth Day Eve, Governor Andrew Cuomo announces 88 revitalization and rehabilitation projects a 60 parks and historic sites across the state.

(Airs 4/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Protesters in New York join a national push to demand higher pay at low-wage jobs, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the grand jury information into senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam, and the NY RA reorganization is pushed back a year.

(Airs 4/10) 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 how the New Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie did after his first test negotiating a state budget, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor setting up a re-election committee, and NY’s two US Senators pen a letter to a federal agency, asking for a rehearing on a pipeline expansion project.

(Airs 4/3) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: The Governor and legislature pass a 142 billion dollar state budget, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on why the budget falls short on ethics reform, and Congresswoman Lowey joins number of officials pledging their commitment to improve all facets of rail crossing safety.

(3/27) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: The Governor and legislature continue to work on sticking points in the state budget, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on whether the Governor’s ethics proposals will survive the budget wrangling, and Washington County approves a proposed medical marijuana growing facility.

(Airs 3/20) 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 one of the most polarizing issues in the Governor’s budget … the education tax credit, our political observer Alan Chartock share his thoughts on Republican Senate leader Skelos saying not so fast to the Governor and Speaker on their ethics agreement, and the district attorney in Orange County announces a protocol for officer-involved deadly-force encounters.

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