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 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.

(Airs 09/20/18 @ 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 general election for Governor as the race heats up, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on what higher turnout in the primary means for the general election in November, and State Attorney General Barbara Underwood steps up her investigation of the Roman Catholic Church.

(Airs 09/14/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo easily defeats Cynthia Nixon in the democratic primary for Governor, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the major elections results including Governor, Attorney General and the state senate, and we take you to a 9/11 commemoration ceremony at SUNY Plattsburgh.

(Airs 09/07/18) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: with the primaries less than a week away, we’ll take a look at single payer heathcare as an issue in the governor’s race, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on a major endorsement for Governor Cuomo this week, and New York’s junior U.S. senator wants the state’s dairy industry to be protected in any NAFTA renegotiation with Canada.

(Airs 08/31/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo and his Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon face off in their only debate before the Sept 13 election, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on how the debate went and what impact, if any, it will have on the election, and A number of groups gathered across New York this week to sound off on the state’s policy of valuing solar energy.

(Airs 8/24/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: A new survey of Hoosick Falls residents finds higher rates of illnesses after the village water supply was contaminated with PFOA, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the state’s first in the nation commission to investigate prosecutorial misconduct, and an audio postcard from our Lucas Willard on renovations to a Hudson river seawall.

(Airs 08/17/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: tempers flared after the New York State Board of Elections voted to limit the subpoena powers of the investigator in charge of enforcing campaign finance violations, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on President Trump’s visit upstate, and we take a look back at love canal.

(Airs 08/10/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo calls on other states to join him in fighting the NRA, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo and whether his current Democratic Challenger Cynthia Nixon has pushed him to the left, and Newburgh officials are suing a number of parties concerning PFOS contamination found in the city’s water supply.

(Airs 08/03/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: We’ll examine Governor Cuomo’s relationship history with state labor unions, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with the Green Party candidate for Attorney General, and Senator Gillibrand demands an investigation into a move by the USDA to end processing of SNAP payments at farmers markets.

(Airs 07/27/18) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Some say the governor’s economic development programs go beyond corruption and the structure is flawed, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on speculation that NY US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will run for President in 2020, and will report on a new threat to livestock in Westchester county.

(Airs 7/20/18 @ 10 p.m. & 7/22/18 @ 2 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo continues to call the State Senate to comeback and work on what he says is unfinished business, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with state comptroller Tom Dinapoli about immigration, and NY US Senator Gillibrand proposes new legislation to make prescription drugs more affordable for older Americans.

(Airs 7/13/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo rails against the President’s choice for US Supreme Court, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the ripple effect of the President’s Supreme Court nominee in New York, and we’ll report on the impact of tariffs on paper upstate.

(Airs 7/6/18 @ 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 look at how President Trump’s coming choice for Supreme Court Justice might become an issue in the New York Governor’s race, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on how the recent Supreme Court decision on Union dues will impact state unions, and Senator Schumer heads to Columbia County to promote the hemp industry.

(Airs 6/29/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: we’ll bring you some of the major primary results, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on who and what the primary winners face in the general election, and state union leaders condemn the US Supreme Court decision upholding the right of workers not to pay union dues.

(Airs 6/22/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: State lawmakers end the legislative session with a whimper, our political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on two political corruption trials underway in Manhattan, and state officials outline ways to increase pedestrian safety across New York.

(Airs 6/15/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo launches a statewide bus tour to promote his so called Red Flag bill, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on what the Governor is calling a school safety measure, and a new coalition is calling on Governor Cuomo to amend solar power goals statewide.

(Airs 6/08/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the state senate remains stalled as advocacy groups press lawmakers to act on their bills before session ends, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a new Democratic candidate who has entered the race for state attorney general, and Trump administration imposed tariffs may end up hurting New York.

(Airs 6/1/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: some state lawmakers are talking about leaving session early, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the legalization of recreational marijuana in New York, and Plattsburgh resigns a Declaration of Cooperation with Quebec’s third largest city.

(Airs 5/25/18) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the state legislature chooses acting attorney general Barbara Underwood to fill out former Attorney General Schneiderman’s term, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the GOP and Democratic conventions held this week, and New York and Vermont partner in a Border to Border law enforcement campaign.

(Airs 5/18/18 @ 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 look at NY Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon’s promise to open a Moreland Act commission to investigate corruption, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the process to replace now disgraced former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and there’s a controversial plan to remove a dam and drain a lake in Ulster County.

(Airs 5/11/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Accused of being physically violent toward four women, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigns from office, we’ll take a look at what happened and what’s next, and our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts about the political fallout from the scandal, and we head to Saranac Lake where Senator Gillibrand touts employee ownership legislation for small businesses.

(Airs 5/03/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the reunited Senate Democrats hold their first press conference, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the coming governor’s race, and U.S. Senator Gillbrand promotes legislation for more employees to obtain partial ownership in the companies they work for.

(Airs 4/27/18 @ 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 results of the special senate elections and who now controls the chamber, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts the implications of those election results, and a new poll finds many New Yorkers blame doctors for the opioid epidemic.

(Airs 4/20/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the Working Families Party splits over the candidates in the race for governor, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on what the breakup means for both political sides in the race, and state and regional officials hold a groundbreaking for a new theme park.

(Airs 4/13/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Legalizing Marijuana becomes a campaign pledge for a newly launched Democratic candidate for Governor, our political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the importance of the Working Families Party in the next Gubernatorial election, and we’ll visit a town hall meeting recently held with 21st District Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.

(Airs 4/06/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: two warring factions of Democrats in the state Senate re-unite, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts Governor Cuomo’s role in reuniting senate democrats, and Plattsburgh joins a growing list of cities suing pharmaceutical companies over the opioid crisis.

(Airs 3/30/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: lawmakers scramble to pass a budget before the April 1st deadline, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Daily News reporter Ken Lovett being arrested in the senate chamber lobby this week, and Remington files for chapter 11 bankruptcy with ties upstate.

(Airs 3/23/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Actress and Education Advocate Cynthia Nixon launches her campaign for Governor, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on Nixon and her chances of winning a Democratic primary, and Senator Schumer comes to Albany to push his infrastructure proposal.

(Airs 3/16/18) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo’s former top aide Joe Percoco is found guilty of bribery and conspiracy, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the verdict and its impact on the Governor, and we’ll take you the Columbia High School where students organized an assembly as part of nat’l school walkout day.

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