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The 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. 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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The Legislative Gazette #2120

May 14, 2021

(Airs 05/14/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Supporters say a bill for adult survivors of sexual abuse has a good chance of passage this year, our political observer Alan Chartock on state attorney general James’ lawsuit against the NRA, and there’s an official Republican candidate making his second run for Governor of New York.

The Legislative Gazette #2119

May 7, 2021

(Airs 05/07/21 @ 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 requires hospitals and nursing homes meet minimum staffing levels of nurses and other health care workers, our political observer Alan Chartock on his conversation with the head of the state Conservative Party about the rise of Elise Stefanik, and we’ll take you on a trip to Bannerman Castle.

The Legislative Gazette #2118

Apr 30, 2021

(Airs 04/30/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo faces criticism over limited the media’s access and ability to ask him questions as he faces a number of scandals, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on whether the limiting media access is working for the Governor, and we’ll look at the results of the 14th annual survey of Upstate New York Business Leaders.

The Legislative Gazette #2117

Apr 23, 2021

(Airs 04/23/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: A new poll finds the scandals surrounding Governor Cuomo have taken a toll, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with State Comptroller DiNapoli, and the old Beechnut baby food factory of the state thruway will soon have another use.

The Legislative Gazette #2116

Apr 16, 2021

(Airs 04/16/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Criminal justice advocates say they want more reforms for members of Black and Brown communities who are incarcerated at higher rates than white New Yorkers, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on police reform plans around the state, and a proposed hydroelectric project is scrapped after strong opposition.

The Legislative Gazette #2115

Apr 9, 2021

(Airs 04/09/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo and the state legislature announce an agreement on a $212 billion dollar budget, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on new taxes on the rich included in the budget deal, and we’ll be with NY U.S. Senator Gillibrand in Hoosick Falls as she provides new details on PFAS legislation.

(Airs 04/02/21 @ 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 and the governor signs legislation legalizing the adult recreational use of marijuana, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the state budget, and there’s a new reservation system for hiking some of the Adirondack High Peaks trails.

The Legislative Gazette #2113

Mar 26, 2021

(Airs 03/26/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The state Assembly Judiciary Committee holds its first meeting of an impeachment inquiry of Governor Andrew Cuomo, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on an agreement to legalize recreational use of marijuana in New York, and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney talks with 3 school districts in Orange County and the funding coming from the American Rescue Plan.

The Legislative Gazette #2112

Mar 19, 2021

(Airs 03/19/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: with growing calls for Governor Cuomo to resign over multiple sexual harassment allegations, the focus has turned to Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, and a group of bipartisan lawmakers introduce legislation to look at the mental health impacts of Covid-19.

(Airs 03/12/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The federal pandemic relief package will go a long way towards filling New York’s multi-billion dollar budget deficit, the Governor and state legislature still need to plug a smaller gap, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on State Attorney General James appointing a former federal prosecutor and an employment lawyer to investigate the allegations against the Governor, and we’ll hear about the New York Farm Bureau’s priorities for 2021.

The Legislative Gazette #2110

Mar 5, 2021

(Airs 03/05/21 @ 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 publicly addresses sexual harassment allegations against him for the first time, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the implications of the allegations surrounding Governor Andrew Cuomo, and UAlbany President Havidan Rodriguez on a new report on how to better serve Latino and Latina students in higher education.

The Legislative Gazette #2109

Feb 26, 2021

(Airs 02/26/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Two former female aides to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo are accusing him of inappropriate behavior, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts whether the old boy network culture of the legislature is changing, and Senator Gillibrand and Congressman Maloney announce legislation to protect firefighters from PFAS chemicals.

The Legislative Gazette #2108

Feb 19, 2021

(Airs 02/19/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo breaks his silence over growing accusations that his aides deliberately withheld key COVID-19 death numbers of nursing home residents, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor’s defense, and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer travels to Colonie to announce his support for restaurants in the new Covid-19 relief bill.

The Legislative Gazette #2107

Feb 12, 2021

(Airs 02/12/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo and officials from the Biden administration say mass vaccination sites for covid-19 will open soon, our political observer on his conversation with State Assembly Majority Leader Peoples-Stokes, and a city police department and a software company partner to improve police community relations through virtual reality.

The Legislative Gazette #2106

Feb 5, 2021

(Airs 02/05/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: After a critical report by the state’s attorney general, Governor Cuomo blames an ongoing political attack” for the controversy over the number of nursing home deaths in New York during the pandemic, our political observer Alan Chartock share’s his thoughts on the Democratic Attorney General’s critical report, and we’ll speak to the head of a North Country group calling on Federal officials to re-open the border to non-essential travel.

The Legislative Gazette#2105

Jan 29, 2021

(Airs 01/29/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: U.S. Senator Gillibrand wants a lifeline for community health centers in the next Covid-19 relief package, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the relationship between Governor Cuomo and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and we’ll take a look at how SUNY Oneonta plans to welcome back roughly 25% of its students to campus this semester.

The Legislative Gazette #2104

Jan 22, 2021

(Airs 01/22/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo delivers his state budget address, our political observer shares his thoughts on his conversation with the Governor about the budget, and we’ll take you to a ceremony honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at SUNY Plattsburgh.

The Legislative Gazette #2103

Jan 15, 2021

(Airs 01/15/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo delivers a series of State of the State speeches, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on what to expect from the 2021 legislative session, and, after the siege on the U.S. Capitol, we’ll look at how the state capitols are beefing up security.

The Legislative Gazette #2102

Jan 8, 2021

(Airs 01/08/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: For the first time, the variant of Covid-19 has been found in Saratoga County, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on how the results of the Georgia run-off elections could impact NY, and county leaders say their health departments need more cooperation from the Governor and his administration over vaccine distribution.

(Airs 01/01/21 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: New York lawmakers hold a special session to enact new protections for new york tenants unable to pay rent due to the covid-19 pandemic, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor freezing raises for statewide officials including himself, and a state assemblyman introduces legislation barring elected officials from getting the covid vaccine before priority groups.

The Legislative Gazette #2052

Dec 25, 2020

(Airs 12/26/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The Governor says it’s possible NY will have to raise taxes to close a pandemic budget gap, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo blasting the federal government over its handling of the new variant of covid-19 discovered in the UK, and we’ll have reaction to the $900 billion coronavirus package passed by Congress.

(Airs 12/18/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The Covid-19 vaccine is being administered in New York, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a former Cuomo aide’s sexual harassment allegation against the Governor, and we’ll speak with the head of the New York Power Authority about their Vision 2030 plan.

(Airs 12/11/20 @ 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 the current Congressional Covid-19 relief package is necessary but not sufficient, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Attorney General James and 47 other states suing Facebook, and environmentalists are not happy with a bill vetoed by the Governor.

(Airs 12/04/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Two state Senators oppose a plan to raise tolls by nearly a third for drivers who don’t have EZ Pass, our political observer Alan Chartock on the politics of the pandemic, and the Governor signs major environmental legislation." class="wysiwyg-break drupal-content" src="/sites/all/modules/contrib/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif" title="<--break-->">

(Airs 11/27/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Democrats win a supermajority in the state senate, our political observer Alan Chartock his thoughts on what this new power means, and we’ll speak with the new President & CEO of the Retail Council of NYS.

(Airs 11/20/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: State Legislative leaders face pressure from a wide range of groups to return and deal with pandemic related economic issues, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the President fighting with Governor Cuomo over distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine, and we’ll talk to a professor of sports studies about a new voting bloc – athletes.

(Airs 11/13/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: with election day come and gone, the governor and legislature need to make some major decisions soon, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on what went wrong with the polling this election cycle, and as Covid-19 climbs again the University at Albany goes all virtual.

(Airs 11/06/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: we’ll have the mixed results for Democrats and Republicans in this week’s elections, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on some of the more closely watched contests, and we’ll report on a number of Hudson Valley races that are still too close to call.

(Airs 10/30/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Will Democrats in the state senate gain a supermajority in next weeks election, our political observer Alan Chartock on the huge turnout for early voting in New York, and we’ll speak with NY’s Lt. Governor as well as the Libertarian candidate for President of the United States.

(Airs 10/24/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo releases a preliminary vaccination plan, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on whether President Trump is right when he said NY is in play in the November election, and Visitors will now be restricted at two upstate New York correctional facilities after recent covid outbreaks.

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