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The Legislative Gazette

Fridays, 10:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.; July-August Sundays, 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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 latest from the legislature, and the stories that will keep you well-informed.

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(Airs 09/18/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: fiscal experts say it’s time for the Governor to make some hard financial decisions, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the racial unrest over Daniel Prude’s death at the hands of police in Rochester, and we’ll take you to a rally of parents, students and teachers protesting a 20% cut to education amid the pandemic.

(Airs 09/11/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: New York U.S. Senator Schumer comes to Albany to promote bipartisan legislation to help the arts economy, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on how the Governor has handled potential, massive cuts to the state budget, and as children across NY head back to school, the Dutchess County Executive tells us what he’s hearing from parents.

(Airs 09/04/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: When it comes to masks, school teachers and college professors want more comprehensive guidelines to help prevent spread of the coronavirus, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a loss in court for New Yorks’ third parties, and census takers hit the streets before the September 30th deadline.

(Airs 08/28/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor calls changes in CDC guidelines easing testing standards “political propaganda,” and the Democrat says he won’t follow them, our political observer Alan Chartock in his conversation about the state’s finances with Comptroller DiNapoli, and lawmakers are considering ways to help out the food and beverage industry amid the Covid-19 pandemic as the colder weather approaches.

(Airs 08/21/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: New York will allow voters to request a mail-in ballot for the November elections, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor’s speech at the Democratic National Convention, and we’ll take you to Troy where NY’s two U.S. Senators push public support for the postal service.

(Airs 08/14/20 @ 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 holds a hearing on what went right and wrong with the June primary elections, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on how New York might overcome financial disaster amid Covid-19, and a difficult story about struggling female veterans with only one place in the state to live until they get back on their feet.

(Airs 08/07/20 @ 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 holds the first of two hearings on the thousands of covid-19 deaths among nursing home residents, our political observer shares his thoughts about the obstacles facing SUNY as students return to campus for an early fall semester, and, amid a pandemic, we’ll take a look at SUNY Plattburgh’s Fall re-start plan.

(Airs 07/31/20 @ 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’ll sue the Federal Government over its admitted untruthful rationale for banning NY’s Trusted Traveler program, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a new analysis that finds several private colleges could “perish” because of the devastating economic impact of Covid 19, and we’ll speak with Bob Schneider, the Executive Director of the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA), about a new survey that shows how their members feel about re-opening school this fall.

(Airs 07/24/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Three attorneys general announce their lawsuit against the Trump Administration for rolling back protections under the Affordable Care Act. , our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the sentencing of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and we’ll take you to a roundtable discussion with Congresswoman Elise Stefanik about the closure of the U.S. Canadian border.

(Airs 07/17/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Ahead of the July session, tenants’ rights advocates want rent payments canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic, our Political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with the Republican Minority Leader of the state assembly, and we’ll take you to a virtual listening town hall on citizen interaction with police in Dutchess County.

(Airs 07/10/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: calls continue for the state legislature to limit Governor Cuomo’s expanded powers because of covid-19, our political observer shares his thoughts on that and Senator Schumer travels to Schenectady to call for immediate relief for cash-strapped local governments.

(Airs 07/03/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The Governor’s budget office temporarily withholds 20% of state aid to several cities in NY, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo calling on President Trump to issue an executive order requiring American’s to wear a mask, and we’ll take you a recent seminar on Racial Inclusion, Diversity and Equality in Business.

(Airs 06/26/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Cities in the state are struggling to balance their budgets as a movement grows at the capitol to raise taxes on the wealthy, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on this week’s primary elections, and Consumer advocates and environmentalists applaud the Governor for signing a bill to stop utility shutoffs during the coronavirus pandemic.

(Airs 06/19/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: A bill is introduced that would help protect the privacy of New Yorkers who give personal information to coronavirus contact tracers, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Senate Minority Leader Flanagan stepping down early, and we’ll speak with the Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul and the Commander of the State Police Troop G about the state of policing in New York.

(Airs 6/12/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: In the wake of the death of George Floyd, the state legislature wraps up passage of a package of bills on police reform, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the historic legislation, and two state lawmakers have come up with a plan inspired by the economic crisis brought by the Great Depression.

(Airs 06/05/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Voting rights advocates say more needs to be done to ensure everyone can vote in the coming June 23rd primary, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s criticism of NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio’s handling of looting in Manhattan during the protests over the death of George Floyd, and we’ll take you to a protest in Albany on Monday and get the response from owners whose businesses were damaged.

(Airs 05/29/22 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued an executive order that allows businesses to deny entry to customers who aren’t wearing a mask. He says its intended to improve public health and reduce fights, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor’s visit with President Trump, and we’ll get an update from New York’s Lieutenant Governor about re-opening from the coronavirus upstate.

(Airs 05/22/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo is running out of time to make some big decisions about NY’s $14 billion dollar budget deficit, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the state's Democratic Party leadership giving up its attempt to cancel the presidential primary, and we’ll take a look at how public employees might be economically impacted by COVID-19.

(Airs 05/15/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo urges Congress to include money to help states decimated by the coronavirus pandemic, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on state legislators indicating that raising taxes is an option to deal with the economic fallout from covid-19, and a new poll finds more New Yorkers than not say they want to extend PAUSE past this week’s deadline.

From the Legislative Gazette, WAMC's David Guistina interviews New York Power Authority employee Robert Cammer, a shift supervisor at the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project in Gilboa, New York. Cammer discusses his role and how the facility is prepared at all times for any emergency, including a pandemic, in order to keep the lights on in New York state.

(Airs 05/08/20 @ 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 a limited reopening may be coming soon for some upstate businesses, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on , and we’ll talk to a New York Power Authority employee sequestered work to keep the lights on in the state.

(Airs 05/01/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: A new report says the economic impact of the coronavirus will force big cuts to the state’s schools a local governments, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on whether Governor Cuomo’s high approval rating will last once the economic toll of the coronavirus becomes clear, and we’ll take a look at whether there will be racing at Saratoga Race Course this summer.

(Airs 04/24/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg will lead NY’s effort in the process of contact tracing for covid-19, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s meeting with President Trump this week, and the group common cause pushes the legislature to resume its regular session remotely.

(Airs 04/17/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo takes executive action requiring every New Yorker in public wear a face mask, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on how one state lawmaker says we should pay for an estimated $10 billion budget deficit, and we’ll follow a nurse on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic in the state.

(Airs 04/10/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Despite COVID-19 and the economic impact on the state budget, it does include a provision to permit public campaign financing for elections in future years, our political observer Alan Chartock on claims that Andrew Cuomo has become “America’s Governor” during the pandemic, and we’ll look at how SUNY New Paltz is dealing with the other victim of the coronavirus – mental health.

(Airs 04/03/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator singles out two counties  in the New York City suburbs which have the fastest growing number of covid-19 cases, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the state budget this year filled with economic pain, and UAlbany students help with the coronavirus by 3D printing face shields.

(Airs 03/27/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: With the budget due April 1st less than a week away, state lawmakers say, despite the corona virus outbreak, they intend to meet the deadline, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s leadership during the covid-19 pandemic, and how some businesses are getting creative to stay active.

(Airs 03/20/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the state comptroller says tough economic times are ahead for the state budget, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on leadership in a time of crisis, and crossing over the northern border is now much more difficult.

(Airs 03/13/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the new Coronavirus continues to spread in New York, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor’s expanded powers in light of the potential pandemic, and  VT’s attorney general is suing a NY based data collection company over violating Vermonters privacy rights.

(Airs 03/06/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the Coronavirus is now in New York, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the politics surrounding COVID-19, and two Capital Region lawmakers introduce legislation to ban the burning PFAS chemicals.

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