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: 9/21/12 & 9/22/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette:Secrecy rules cause some unanticipated problems for a state ethics board investigation, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts about,and school districts across the state strive to meet new teacher evaluation requirements.

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(Airs: 9/14/12 & 9/15/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette:aour political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, and we’ll look at what’s happening to nursing homes around the state.

(Airs: 8/24/12 & 8/25/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: we’ll have the latest on embattled state Assemblyman Vito Lopez, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the political fallout of the latest scandal in Albany, and we’ll bring you the latest news on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.

(Airs: 8/31/12 & 9/01/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Even with state legislators back in their districts Albany continues to produce scandals. Karen DeWitt will have the latest on the sexual harassment scandal that has landed Assembly Speaker Silver in some hot water. We’ll also hear what the scandals mean for the bigger political picture this election year with our political observer Doctor Alan Chartock.

(Airs: 8/24/12 & 8/25/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette:Groups are gearing up for a decision on hydraulic fracturing, ourpolitical observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the issue of natural gas drilling, andwe’ll introduce you to the yellow dot program.

(Airs: 7/20/12 & 7/21/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: A State Senator proposes what could give NY the toughest gun laws in the country, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the lukewarm reaction from city mayors to the idea of a super control board with power to take over the financially strapped local governments, and a new report assesses the visitation policies of acute care hospitals across New York.

(Airs: 8/3/12 & 8/4/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette:a state ethics rules lobby groups will not have to retroactivelydisclose their donors, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the newethics rules, and a patient safety advisory committee makes recommendations that could save  NY 12 billion dollars a year in state health plan costs.

(Airs: 7/20/12 & 7/21/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Questions are being raised as to whether Governor Cuomo is living up to his pledge to run the most transparent administration in history after reporters discovered top Cuomo aides removed documents from the state archives related to his time as attorney general, we’ll here more on that from Dave Lucas and get analysis from our political observer, Dr. Alan Chartock.

(Airs: 7/20/12 & 7/21/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette:while the Governor runs ads on the state’s business friendliness,NY ranks dead last in that category, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts ona new Siena College poll, and the NY League of Conservation Voters releases it’s Environmental Progress report.

(Airs: 7/13/12 & 7/14/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette:The Governor says he’s going to push for new campaign financereform push, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on new developmentsover hydraulic fracturing in New York, and a task force improving the state’s electric grid is  making progress.

 

(Airs: 7/06/12 & 7/07/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: this year’s session makes history, but not for the reason you may think, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the potential for a legislator pay raise, and a recent federal grant means easier access to better healthcare for communities around the state.

(Airs: 6/29/12 & 6/30/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: The end of the 2012 state legislative session is being described by some as a political sophomore slump for Governor Andrew Cuomo, Karen DeWitt will tell us how his policy agenda fared and we’ll get analysis from our political observer Alan Chartock, plus Pat Bradley looks towards November as U.S. Senate and congressional primaries, and Dave Lucas gauges officials reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the president’s health care law.

(Airs: 6/22/12 & 6/23/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette:the legislature wraps up session with little drama, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts about the passage of teacher evaluations, and New York is expected to continue efforts to improve healthcare even if the Supreme Court overturns the law.

(Airs: 6/15/12 & 6/16/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette:With the end of session near, a survey of new Yorkers find voterswant action, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on whether there willbe any major agreements before the session ends, and we’ll have part 2 from the innovation trails’ look at natural gas drilling bans.

(Airs: 6/08/12 & 6/09/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette:More revelations about a multi-million dollar advocacy group associated with Governor Cuomo, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on those revelations, and lawmakers in both houses draft bills to crack down on anonymouscomments on blogs and websites.

(Airs: 6/01/12 & 6/02/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the state receives a federal waiver to modify some of the provisions of the No Child Left Behind Law, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on a new poll that finds the Governor holding high approval ratings, and the federal government orders New York counties give back nursing home money.

(Airs: 5/25/12 & 5/26/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette:opposition grows over the Governor’s top end of session priority,our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the end of session, and we’ll takeyou to Buffalo where a first term state legislature crafts a bill to stop industrial development agencies.

(Airs: 5/18/12 & 5/19/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette:Protesters comes to Albany calling for a ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, our political observer will share his thoughts on a new poll that shows new Yorkers are evenly split over the issue of gas drilling, and we’ll take a look at this week’s statewide school budget vote.

(Airs: 5/11/12 & 5/12/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: President Obama makes his third trip to the capital region, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the politics of the President’s trip,and Governor Cuomo says he’ll make reforming the state’s treatment of the disabled a majorpriority for the end of session.

(Airs: 5/04/12 & 5/05/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Republicans and Democrats in the state senate fight over campaign finance reform, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a new education commission, and hundreds of college students call on the governor to ban hydraulic fracturing.

(Airs: 4/27/12 & 4/28/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette:The state Assembly introduces a bill to permit voluntary publicfinancing of some election campaigns, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the bill, and we’ll have an update on hydraulic fracturing in the state.

(Airs: 4/20/12 & 4/21/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: pro-choice advocates push the governor to help the women’s reproductive health act become law, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on campaign finance reform, and  some National Grid customers are not happy about a warm winter surcharge.

(Airs: 4/13/12 & 4/14/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: The Governor vetoes half a million dollars in member items, a new Canadian law is expected to benefit business south of the border, and we’ll take a look at some of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s positions on some key economic issues. 

(Airs: 4/06/12 & 4/07/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: while New Yorkers still think highly of the Governor, a new poll show’s their not happy with secret, middle of the night budget dealing, our political observer will share his thoughts on a NY times editorial that says the Governor, while good, has too much power, and elected officials and environmentalists call for stricter supervision of the Indian Point Nuclear facility.   

(Airs: 3/30/12 & 3/31/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: New York has an on time budget for the 2nd year in a row, we'll have reaction from lawmakers, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the spending plan and we'll talk about the budget with Tim Kremer from the NYS School Boards Association.

Albany, NY – (Airs: No air - fund drive) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the state comptroller warns the governor's budget includes some proposals that give him too much power, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the possible release of hydrofracking permits within months, and we'll report on how a racially insensitive incident at a state university brought the campus together.

Albany, NY – (Airs 2/03 & 2/04) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Assembly Speaker Silver continues his push for an increase in the state's minimum wage, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the speaker's new bill, and an environmental advocacy group says drinking water could be at risk from an accident at the Indian point nuclear plant.

Albany, NY – (Airs 1/27 & 1/28) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the state legislature's proposed new district lines have been released, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on that and the possibility of a pay raise for legislators, and we'll have reaction to the President's State of the Union Address.

Albany, NY – (Airs 1/20 & 1/21) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: The Governor asks the legislature to make changes that promise to shake up business at the capitol, we'll have reaction from lawmakers on the Governor's budget proposal, and our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the announced retirement of Congressman Maurice Hinchey.

Albany, NY – (Airs 1/13 & 1/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: things get a little heated at a legislative task force meeting on redistricting, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the latest redistricting fight, and SUNY Chancellor Zympher outlines her agenda for 2012.

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