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: 1/11/12 & 1/12/13) 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, we’ll have reaction from around the state and our political observer Alan Chartock will share his analysis of the speech.

(Airs: 12/28/12 & 12/29/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: A document from Governor Cuomo’s Administration assessing the health impacts of hydro fracking, written several months ago, says the gas drilling process is likely safe if proper precautions are taken by the governor’s environmental agency, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on that news, and we’ll take a look at one way the health care industry is rapidly transforming in New York.

(Airs: 12/28/12 & 12/29/12) 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 number of issues facing the Governor and lawmakers in the coming session, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his predictions for the coming year, and the new year will bring some freedom to independent brewers in New York.

(Airs: 12/07/12 & 12/08/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette:after the school shooting in Newtown, CT, Governor Cuomo says federal gun laws need to be stronger and loopholes need to be closed in a state assault weapon ban, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the changing leadership coalition in the state senate, and Governor Cuomo signs legislation to create an agency to better protect New Yorkers with disabilities.


 

(Airs: 12/07/12 & 12/08/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette:The leadership fight in the state senate has been resolved, our political observer shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s litmus test for the new senate leadership conference, and with a new legislative about to begin in the

(Airs: 11/23/12 & 11/24/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette:an update on the state of Hydraulic Fracturing for natural gas in the state, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the latest scenario for who will control the state senate, and the state DEC announces new grants for Grasslands protection.

(Airs: 11/23/12 & 11/24/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Advocates for raising the state’s minimum wage rally at the capital, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the politics of raising the  minimum wage, and we’ll take you to  a new wind farm in north country.

(Airs: 11/16/12 & 11/17/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the battle for control of the state senate, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on that, and we’ll talk with Congressman Bill Owens about the issues left to resolve in the lame duck session.

(Airs: 11/09/12 & 11/10/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: After the elections, which party controls the state senate hangs in limbo, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on that and Governor Cuomo says damage from Superstorm Sandy will cost NY 33 billion dollars.

(Airs: 11/02/12 & 11/03/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette:After Hurricane Sandy devastates New York City and Governor Cuomo says the state needs to address long term weather concerns, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the politics of storms, and those in areas not affected by Sandy step up to help.

(Airs: 10/26/12 & 10/27/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: when it come to the property tax cap, Governor Cuomo tells local governments to deal with it, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on challenges facing the Governor in the coming session, and we’ll take a look at a school readiness program in the Southern Tier that’s seeing results.

(Airs: 10/19/12 & 10/20/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: those who support Hydraulic Fracturing for natural gas march to the capitol, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on that, and we’ll take  you to Buffalo where teachers are going back to summer school.

(Airs: 10/12/12 & 10/13/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo makes a rare endorsement in a State Senate race, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on potential threats to public broadcasting, and Senator Schumer unveils legislation to crackdown on scrap metal thefts.

(Airs: 10/6) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette:two developments could delay the start of hydrofracking in New York, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts about that news, and Senator Schumer warns that milk prices could double if the Farm Bill isn’t renewed.

(Airs: 9/28/12 & 9/29/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette:.the state’s comptroller says he’ll an early warning system will be put in place for financially troubled municipalities, our political observer Alan Chartock shareshis thoughts on the primary results in the 43rd senate district, and the Governor and his staff take a trip to the Adirondacks.

(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: 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: 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: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.

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