Legislative Gazette

Fridays, 10pm - 10:30pm (Sundays at 2pm during July and August)

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 4/19/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: we take a closer look at the mugshot legislation that passed in the state budget, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the possibility of rent control in upstate New York, and there's a call to ban recreational ATV use in the Adirondack Park.

(Airs 4/12/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: lawmakers hope to tackle several issues before the end of session including trying to curb robocalls, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the future of aid in dying legislation, and one lawmaker says the new plastic bag ban doesn’t go far enough.

(Airs 04/05/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the state budget passes the morning of the April 1st deadline, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on what’s in and out of the budget, and state and local officials are concerned that three upstate New York prisons may close.

(Airs 3/29/31 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Our political Observer Alan Chartock on what looks like an on time budget before the April 1st deadline, a myriad of groups advocate for their funding needs including those seeking money for lyme disease, and in the midst of March Madness, we look deeper into the issue of sports gambling in New York.

(Airs 3/22/19) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: will New York enact a public campaign finance system, our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with NY US Senator Schumer and Governor Andrew Cuomo, and supporters kick off a new Trails Across NY campaign.

(Airs 3/15/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: .budget officials say they have to revise their spending plan to rein in spending proposals, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts GOP Chair Ed Cox blaming Governor Cuomo for the state having the highest taxes in the nation, and judge in White Plains federal court denies a request to allow unvaccinated children to return to a school in Rockland County.

(Airs 3/08/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: supporters of a school funding measure rally at the Capitol, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the state budget and the fight over the revenue number, and we take you to the site of what is believed to be an historic African burial ground.

(Airs 3/01/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo signs new anti-gun violence measure into law, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the new legislation, and the federal gov’t says it will not reimburse Newburgh for the cost of PFAS contamination.

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Feb 22, 2019

(Airs 2/22/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the debate has surfaced again…should New York become two separate entities, political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts. 

(Airs 2/15/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Amazon cancels its plan to build a second headquarters in New York City, our political observer Alan Chartock share his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s meeting with President Trump, and Municipal leaders deliver a message to state lawmakers.

(Airs 2/08/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the Governor and Comptroller announce the state is debt to the tune of 2.3 billion dollars, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the battle lines being drawn over Amazon coming to New York City, and the first woman police chief has been sworn in at SUNY New Paltz.

(Airs 2/1/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the state legislature passes gun control legislation, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor’s battle with the Catholic Church, and actor and activist James Cromwell joins protesters over the building of a natural gas fired power plant.

(Airs 1/25/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the state legislature approves the Dream Act, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the passage of the Reproductive Health Act, and Westchester county has a new marijuana policy.

(Airs 1/18/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: NY US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announces a run for President in 2020, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts about the Governor’s state of the state address and budget proposal, and environmentalists praise a proposed bottle bill expansion and plastic bag ban, but want to ensure it goes far enough.

(Airs 01/11/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The 2019 legislative session officially opened this week with Democrats in the majority in the Assembly and Senate, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a new ethics reform proposal from Senator Krueger, and the state is launching a new initiative to protect drinking water.

(Airs 01/04/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo begins his third term with a speech from Ellis Island, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the political challenges facing the Governor in the new year, and we take a look back at some of the top stories around the state in 2018.

(Airs 12/28/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Religious and progressive groups call for a “moral” state budget in 2019, a state task force recommends new contaminant levels for chemicals found in drinking water, and the DEC says the Hudson River cleanup isn’t done yet.

(Airs 12/21/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo outlines an ambitious agenda for 2019, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the politics of the Governor’s new agenda, and we’ll introduce you to a new educational program that the founders say is the only one of its kind in existence.

(Airs 12/14/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo says he back a pay raise for the legislature, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the sentencing of Alain Kaloyeros, former head of SUNY Poly, for bid rigging, and U.S. Senator Gillibrand wants to end the use of PFAS chemicals at commercial airports.

(Airs 12/07/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Some newly elected Senate Democrats want single-payer health care in New York, Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo becoming Vice Chair of the National Governor’s Association , and new study shows PCBs have re-contaminated dredged areas of the upper Hudson River.

(Airs 11/30/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: history was made this week at the state capitol, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s meeting with President Trump over funding for a new Hudson river rail tunnel, and 25 million dollars in grants will go to aid 13 water infrastructure projects in the North Country.

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: After 20 years, the governor and legislature may get a pay raise, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts GOP leader Flanagan being elected minority leader in the state senate, and will sit down with NYS DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos who is leaving his post.

(Airs 11/16/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: one of the first items the state legislature is expected to vote on in January is the Reproductive Health Act, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Amazon’s new headquarters coming to Queens, and we mark Veterans day by speaking with a NY Veteran helping to prevent veteran suicides.

(Airs 11/09/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo easily wins a third term and Democrats gain the majority in the state senate, we’ll take you to one of the most closely watched elections in the country, and an upset, in NY’s 19th district, and our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on what the Democrats will do with their new found power.

(Airs 11/02/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the Republican candidate in the race for Governor issues a civility challenge, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his midterm election political predictions, and we’ll look at the impact in NY of President Trump’s signing of America’s Water Infrastructure Act.

(Airs 10/26/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The Governor and his republican challenger engage in a raucous debate, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on what impact the debate, if any, will have on the race, and Senator Schumer stops in the Hudson Valley to promote his bill to help law enforcement involved in the opioid crisis.

(Airs 10/19/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: after a violent incident at the GOP’s Metropolitan club, State Democrats and Republicans are blaming each other, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Larry Sharpe, the Libertarian candidate for Governor, and state and local officials mark marking the completion of the first phase of Frontier Town, a new gateway to the southern Adirondack region.

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(Airs 10/12/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: After a horrific limousine crash kills 20 people in Schoharie, republican congresswoman Elise Stefanik says should act to tighten regulations on the vehicles, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts about the Republican in the race for state attorney general, and a newly released study looks at the risks of oil spills in the Hudson River.

(Airs 10/05/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: an independent budget watchdog weighs in on bringing down local property taxes, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a new poll on the closely watch 19th District Congressional race, and a warning from environmental groups over a potential resurgence of shipments of crude oil through the Adirondacks.

(Airs 9/28/18) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The Governor and his Republican opponent trade barbs over property taxes and the states outmigration problem, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Working Families Party and their general election ballot strategy, and there’s a new report on the state of New York’s 6 million acre Adirondack Park.

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