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 6/20/14) 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.

(Airs 4/4/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: The Governor and Legislative pass an on time budget for the 4th year in a row, but it has its share of critics, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the plan to test public campaign financing in the next state comptroller’s race, and the state’s environmental community reacts to funding for conservation and environmental programs in the budget.

(Airs 3/28/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Despite negotiations for an on-time budget deal, Average NYers have little access to the details, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on closed door negotiations, and we’ll take a look at the increase in oil, train traffic throughout the state.

(Airs 3/21) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Government reform activists bring smart phones to Assembly committee meetings as part of Sunshine Week, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the failure of the Dream Act in the state senate, and new report finds major safety lapses at Metro North Railroad.

(Airs 3/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette:In a one house budget resolution, the state assembly calls for more money for education and the environment, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the continuing battle between the Governor and Mayor of New York City, and the state attorney general travels to Troy New York to discuss ways homeowners can avoid foreclosures.

(Airs 3/7) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the Governor and mayor of New yOrk City speak at dueling rallies on education, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the continuing fight between the leaders, and there's a new Republican candidate for Governor.

(Airs 2/28) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the ruling coalition in the senate gains a member, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the Senate Leadership, and we’ll take a look at how Common Core affects testing.

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: lawmakers have plenty of questions for the Governor’s tax cutting plans, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the Governor’s plan to offer college degrees to the state’s prisons, and Senator Gillibrand travels to the North Country to push for a national paid family and medical leave insurance program.

(Airs 2/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the debate over universal pre-kindergarten shows no signs of slowing down, out political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the Pre-K fight, and the New York League of Conservation voters releases its annual environmental review of the state’s congressional representatives.

(Airs 2/07/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the Governor may be backing away from support of the Common Core, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the New York Times editorial on the Moreland Commission, and fair elections supports call for public funding of elections.

(Airs 1/31/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Mayors come to Albany for what’s known as Tin Cup day, our political observer Alan Chartock share’s his thoughts on one Mayor’s demand, and we’ll take a look at the Hudson River as an important commercial highway.

(Airs 1/24/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: The Governor releases his budget proposal, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the plan, and we'll get the results of a long-awaited IBM workplace health study.

(Airs 1/17/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Education advocates rally at the capitol for more education funding, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Chris Christie NJ Bridgegate scandal and how it connects to New York, and the state’s 21st District Congressman Bill Owens announces his retirement.

(Airs 1/10) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo delivers an election year state of the state address, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the speech, and we’ll also take a look at the annual people’s state of the state address.

(Airs 1/3) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: a leading lawmaker says raising the state’s minimum wage to $9 an hour should be phased in faster, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on what to expect in the next legislative session, and Governor Cuomo heads to the north country to promote winter tourism upstate.

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  The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Taxes are shaping up to be on the of the top issues in the 2014 legislative session, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his political predictions for the new year, and we’ll take you to a farm in the Southern Tier with bacteria-resistant Christmas trees.

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo shares his priorities for the coming session, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts about his conversation with Comptroller Dinapoli, and a bill was recently introduced to legalize recreational marijuana in New York.

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo’s Tax Commission releases its recommendations, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the report, and education advocates mark a national day of action.

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission issues its report, we’ll have reaction, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the reports’ findings, and in the wake of the NYC train derailment, a congressman introduces legislation to prevent future accidents.

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo may be backing away from support of the Common Core national education standards, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a NYT editorial on the Moreland Commission, and fair elections supporters call for public funding of elections.

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