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 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.

(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.

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