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Legislative Gazette

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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. Each week on The Legislative Gazette,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. 

Whether it's the death penalty, the speed limit, or the budget, tune to WAMC's Legislative Gazette for the best in New York State political coverage, Fridays at 10pm on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, repeated Saturdays at 5:30am. Elsewhere in New York State, check local listings for time and station. 

  • (Airs 10/15/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: A new Marist poll finds Governor Hochul is the favorite for election next year, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the implications of that poll, and we’ll look back ten years at the start of the Occupy Wall Street movement
  • (Airs 10/08/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the head of the Democratic party endorses Kathy Hochul for Governor, our political observer Alan Chartock on whether former Governor Cuomo might enter the primary to run for governor again, and three New York counties agree to electrify their vehicles.
  • (Airs 09/10/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Hochul takes new steps to counter the spread of the Delta variant, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on climate change and President Biden’s visit to New York City and New Jersey to survey damage from Hurricane Ida, and there could still be hundreds of thousands of survivors of 9/11 who are eligible for health benefits.
  • This week, NYS School Boards Associate Director discusses student learning loss during the pandemic, and school reopening. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on this week’s special session for the state legislature. We also hear from a new republican candidate who has entered the race for New York’s 21st Congressional District.
  • (Airs 08/27/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: New York’s first female Governor says she wants people to believe in government again, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the fact that women dominate the top leadership spots in state government, and a new solar farm is approved in Greene County.
  • (Airs 08/06/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: NY AG Tish…
  • (Airs 07/30/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: a new…
  • (Airs 07/23/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Despite new…
  • (Airs 07/16/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo…
  • (Airs 07/09/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo…
  • (Airs 07/02/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: A fiscal…
  • (Airs 06/25/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: we’ll take a…