Legislative Gazette

(Airs 10/20/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: President Donald Trump’s decision to end subsidies to health insurance companies to help lower income Americans pay for their health insurance, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Buffalo, and NY Governor Andrew Cuomo makes a trip to the North Country to tout an economic development agreement.

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Andrew Cuomo taking steps to protect consumers from massive data breaches, WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock in conversation with New York State GOP Chair Ed Cox who was just re-elected head of the state Republican party, and New York state mandates county government's find ways to consolidate.

(Airs 8/6/17 @ 2 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: State Assembly Speaker Heastie tours North Country manufacturing plants that supply subway and bus cars to New York City, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on two potential challengers to Governor Andrew Cuomo, and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Schumer calls for the federal gov’t to help in the battle against insect-borne disease.

(Airs 6/15/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Accusations fly as legislative leaders dig in on the remaining issues in the 2017 leg session, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on his conversation with Republican Assembly Minority Leader Kolb, and A group that counts seven Hudson Valley counties at its members receives funding to continue its work in food rescue and combating food insecurity.

(Airs 6/8/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: At a rally with House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Governor Cuomo vows to help defeat the state’s eight republican members of the House of Representatives in next year’s election, Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on that and we’ll take you to a public hearing with state education commissioner Elia.

This week on the Gazette: state lawmakers and lobby groups say Governor Andrew Cuomo was wrong when he said there was no political will to enact reforms in 2017, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a proposal to make any president who hails from New York turn over their tax returns to the state, and the State University of New York has a new chancellor.

Proposal In Albany Could Start "Textalyzer" Era

Apr 26, 2017
Ben Lieberman, whose son died in a distracted driving accident, joins Senator Terrence Murphy, R- Jefferson Valley, and Newcastle police to announce legislation and new technology for determining if a driver was distracted at the timeof ahn accident.
Legislative Gazette photo by Jonathan Forrester

Car accidents have been on the decline for 16 years, but now trends are beginning to reverse. Legislators and advocates blame distracted driving, which often goes uninvestigated without driver admission or a witness. The Legislative Gazette’s Katie Carroll reports on a proposed bill in New York that could change that.

  The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cancels a planned appearance in Plattsburgh, our political observer Alan Chartock weighs in on the possibility of legislative pay raises, and we’ll have a look at the progress of some of the state’s economic development programs. 

 (Airs 5/27/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: amid questions over a federal probe, a board controlled by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the legislative leaders voted to approve over $485 million for the Buffalo Billion project, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Buffalo Billion vote, and health advocates gather at the state capitol in Albany to call for closure of what they call an “e-cigarette loophole."

(Airs 4/29/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: New York City mayor Bill De Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo appear to be at odds again, this time as the U.S. Attorney is investigating de Blasio’s fundraising tactics. Anti-pipeline activists are putting pressure on the state to stop a natural gas pipeline expansion after two other pipeline plans were dropped. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the effect of the New York primaries on the presidential race, and we’ll take a look at efforts to fight the opioid addiction crisis in upstate New York.

  (Airs 8/7/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The special election to replace the State Senate’s second-most powerful Republican could tip the balance of power, our political observer Alan Chartock speculates on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s possible future as a Vice Presidential candidate, and we’ll have state reaction to President Obama’s climate plan.

(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.

    

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.

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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.

(Airs: 3/23/12 & 3/24/12) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo and lawmakers deliberate behind the scenes on their remaining disagreements over the state budget, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the unions anger over pension reform, and the controversial practice of dredging the Upper Hudson River is now being credited with helping rather than harming the environment.