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 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.

(Airs 7/18/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Controversy over whether the cost of the Tappan Zee Bridge construction will result in future toll hikes on the state thruway, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with Democratic Senator Gianaris and whether the Democratic  Majority in the senate will stay in tact, and a comptroller's audit is very critical of the Olympic Regional Development Authority.

(Airs 7/11/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: questions are being raised about the low profile of Governor Cuomo’s Lt. Governor Nominee, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with the Green Party Candidate for Governor Howie Hawkins, and a coalition of business and labor groups is traveling across New York calling for mandate reform.

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: there could be an election battle for control of the state senate, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a court of appeals decision on hydraulic fracturing and local control, and New York’s Senior Senator wants to build a museum at a famous prison in Westchester County.

(Airs 6/27) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: A new deal could mean a Democratic majority in the state senate, our Political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the agreement, and we’ll head to NY’s 21st congressional district to see who won this week’s primary contest.

(Airs 6/20/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo and the Legislature agree to allow limited use of medical marijuana, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on that and a deal on teacher evaluations, and we’ll take you to the Mohawk valley where officials are excited about a new casino proposal.

(Airs: 6/13/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: As the legislative session winds down, we take a look at whether any major issues can be accomplished in the remaining days, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with the new president of NYSUT, and CSX railroad wants information about oil and train routes kept secret.

(Airs 6/6) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: President Obama travels to West Point for a major foreign policy speech, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the President’s visit, and a progressive Democrat is threatening to get on the ballot for Lt. Governor.

(Airs 5/30/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: President Obama travels to West Point for a major foreign policy speech, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the President’s visit, and a progressive Democrat is threatening to get on the ballot for Lt. Governor.

(Airs: 5/23/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: President Obama visits the Baseball Hall of Fame to talk about tourism, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts about Governor Cuomo’s choosing a former congresswoman as his Lt. Governor, and organizations in NY and NJ are opposing a crude oil pipeline.

(Airs 5/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: President Obama comes to New York to talk about funding for Infrastructure improvements, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with Education Commissioner John King, and we’ll report on a major new player entering the casino competition upstate.

    

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: New York’s Lieutenant Governor announces he’s not running for re-election, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the newly contested race for state comptroller, and we’ll take a look at the first round of heroin antidote drug kits distributed around the state. Jessica Bloustein Marshall hosts.

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Lawmakers hold a day of drug policy discussion, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the US Attorney continuing the ethics investigation where the Moreland Commission left off, and we’ll take a look at the state of the air around New York.

(Airs 4/25/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: The Governor and leaders from around the state gather to talk and prepare for future storms, our political observer will share his thoughts on a new poll showing Governor Cuomo 30 points ahead of his Republican challenger, and elected officials to protect NY urge the Governor to continue a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.

(Airs 4/18) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: this week marks the new regulations on owners of semi-automatic weapons under New York’s Safe Act, our political observer will share his thoughts on U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara saying he wants to pick up where the Moreland Commission on public corruption left off, and the Republican candidate for Governor visits the North Country.

(Airs 4/11/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: a shakeup in leadership at the New York State United Teachers Union, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on Comptroller Dinapoli opting out of public campaign financing for his next election, and now that the budget is done lawmakers switch to other priorities.

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