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 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.

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