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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 02/03/23 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: New York Governor Hochul releases her $227 billion dollar budget proposal, we’ll have reaction from lawmakers, our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with Blair Horner of NYPIRG about the governor’s plan, and the state senate passes a series of limousine safety measures
  • (Airs 01/28/23 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Hochul says she will push the legislature to further revise the state’s bail laws, our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay about the governor’s controversial move, and we’ll head to the Southern Tier where counties there are deciding how to spend opioid settlement money.
  • (Airs 12/30/22 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: As 2022 comes to an end, we’ll take a look at two issues that are dominating state government, our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with Westchester County Executive George Latimer about Long Island Congressman-elect George Santos’ extensive fabrications, and we’ll talk to experts about a new plan for the state to make its climate goals.
  • (Airs 12/23/22 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Hochul says she’s not raising taxes in her new state budget proposal, our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with Newsday’s Yancey Roy about multiple lawsuits filed against New York’s new conceal carry weapons law, and we’ll take you to Seneca Falls, the inspired location of the movie It’s a Wonderful Life.
  • (Airs 12/16/22 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: New York lawmakers consider giving themselves a pay raise before the end of the year, our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with Blair Horner, Executive Director of NYPIRG about politics of a potential pay raise for legislators, and a New York Congressman pushes legislation to crack down on Grinch Bots.
  • (Airs 12/09/22 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Hochul and health officials warn New Yorkers to prepare for three different viruses with the coming holiday season, our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with Gerard Kassar, Chairman of New York’s Conservative Party, and we’ll meet the new Chancellor of the State University of New York.
  • (Airs 12/02/22 @ 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 Adult Survivors Act takes effect, our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with newly re-elected Assembly Minority Leader William Barclay, and the state Office of Cannabis Management’s Control Board has officially approved the first 37 retail marijuana licenses.
  • (Airs 11/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: New York Governor Hochul won’t tip her hand on whether she’ll impose a moratorium on a certain type of crypto mining, our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with the head of the Working Families Party, and a coalition of horse racing industry leaders want lawmakers to approve borrowing to overhaul Belmont Park on Long Island.
  • (Airs 11/11 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Kathy Hochul becomes New York’s first woman elected Governor, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the midterm results, and we’ll report on a newly formed group trying to help remove barriers military veterans face when trying to access outdoor spaces.
  • (Airs 11/04 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: we’ll learn more about the candidates running for Lt Governor, our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with Westchester County Executive George Latimer about the coming midterms, and we’ll remind you to flip over your ballot Tuesday to consider the environmental bond act.
  • (Airs 10/28 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: President Biden visits Syracuse this week to celebrate the $100 billion investment in Central New York our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on an audit that finds New York City is not prepared for the next super storm, ten years after Sandy, and the two candidates for Governor square off in their one and only debate before the election.
  • (Airs 10/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Senator Schumer stops in Albany to make a new push to limit the use of Chinese-made semiconductor chips, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the state environmental bond act, and Governor Hochul is criticizing her opponent’s ties to former President Trump as she sees her lead slip