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 5/27/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: amid questions over a federal probe, a board controlled by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the legislative leaders voted to approve over $485 million for the Buffalo Billion project, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Buffalo Billion vote, and health advocates gather at the state capitol in Albany to call for closure of what they call an “e-cigarette loophole."

(Airs 5/20/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo denies that he’s feeling “defensive” about the widening federal probe of his administration’s economic development projects, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on this week’s school budgets votes which were overwhelmingly approved statewide, and the state is awarding $1 million each to three colleges whose student-led teams won a competition to develop clean energy plans.

(Airs 5/13/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: State Lawmakers insist they’ll forge head as a federal investigation into Governor Cuomo’s former aides threatens to consume the rest of session, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the US Attorney’s probe, and the US EPA meets with stakeholders as it kicks off its second five-year review of GE’s Hudson River PCB cleanup.

(Airs 5/6/19) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the Governor’s explanation of some of the circumstances of a US Attorney’s probe into his administration has left some un​answered questions, our poltical observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on that probe and the sentencing of Sheldon Silver, and two New York politicians announce they’re leaving politics.

(Airs 4/29/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: New York City mayor Bill De Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo appear to be at odds again, this time as the U.S. Attorney is investigating de Blasio’s fundraising tactics. Anti-pipeline activists are putting pressure on the state to stop a natural gas pipeline expansion after two other pipeline plans were dropped. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the effect of the New York primaries on the presidential race, and we’ll take a look at efforts to fight the opioid addiction crisis in upstate New York.

(Airs 4/22/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: we’ll have results from this week’s Presidential primaries in New York, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the winners and losers in two special elections in New York City, and there’s a new effort to convince federal representatives from New York and Vermont to ban crude oil transport.

(Airs 4/15/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Presidential candidates make a swing through New York days before the primary, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on NY’s importance in this years presidential contest, and we’ll report on Equal Pay day for women in New York.

(Airs 4/8/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Fractivists hope to play a role in NY’s Presidential primary, we follow Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign visit to the capital region, and our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with NYPIRG’s Blair Horner about the state budget process.

(Airs 4/1/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: state lawmakers pass a 156 billion dollar budget, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the spending plan, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announces a key review of General Electric’s cleanup of the Hudson River.

(Airs 3/25/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: New York state is the last state to approve Mixed Martial Arts, our political observer Alan Chartock, shares his thoughts on New York Lawmakers saying they won’t include ethics reform in budget negotiations, and Senator Schumer promotes legislation to empower disabled people.

(Airs 3/18/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Lobbying against the 15 dollar minimum wage intensifies at the capitol, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on education funding in New York, and we'll take you to town hall meeting in the hudson valley about how to deal with the opioid epidemic.

(Airs 3/11/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Leaders of three good government groups say New York Governor Andrew Cuomo isn't doing enough to address Albany's chronic corruption problem, our poltical observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on that accusation, and the state’s Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction has kicked off a series of statewide forums.

(Airs 3/4/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Government reform groups call for major changes to the constitutional convention process, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with Blair Horner, Executive Director of NYPIRG, and a lawmaker from the Hudson Valley introduces an ethics reform package.

(Airs 2/26/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo is touring the state promoting his ideas including a 15$ minimum wage, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with State GOP Committee Chair Ed Cox, and New York launches a new mobile app to connect veterans and their families with programs and services.

(Airs 2/19/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Local governments and schools say they are struggling over a property tax cap, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Donald Trump and the NY Presidential Primary, and a state senator from the Hudson Valley is calling for the funding of full-day kindergarten across New York.

(Airs 2/12/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: The US Attorney who convicted both of the leaders of the legislature comes to Albany to speak to a conference of the state’s mayors, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with Preet Bharrara, and a Hudson Valley congressman calls on Amazon to ban the sale of gun-shaped phone cases.

(Airs 3/29/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: A Hudson Valley Assemblyman introduces legislation to ban guns for people on the no fly list, Our political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the special elections for the Assembly and Senate, and a new poll shows the public supports Governor Cuomo’s on 2016 priorities.

(Airs 1/29/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the state declares the Saint Gobain plastics facility in Hoosick Falls a Superfund site, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the 19th congressional district race, and the governor’s cabinet fans out across the state to outline his budget proposal.

(Airs 1/22/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Experts wonder how Governor Cuomo will pay for his estimated 100 billion dollar infrastructure plan, our political observer will share his thoughts about former Gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout considering a run for Congress, and we take you to a Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance in Newburgh.

(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.

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