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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 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 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.

(Airs 02/28/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Jewish Community Centers across the country were emailed anonymous threats prompting an evacuation in Albany, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with Assembly Majority Leader, Buffalo Democrat Crystal Peoples-Stokes, and the EPA takes a step closer to setting drinking water limits for two PFAS chemicals.

(Airs 2/21/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Consumers, businesses and localities prepare for the state’s new plastic bag ban, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Assemblyman Gottfried’s healthcare for all bill, and Senator Gillibrand promotes legislation for families with addiction.

(Airs 2/14/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Bravo star Andy Cohen comes to Albany to push for paid gestational surrogacy; our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s fight with President Trump; and we’ll take you to Lake Placid as it marks 40 years since the 1980 games.

(Airs 2/07/20) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the fight over recently enacted bail reform heats up at the capitol, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor’s reaction to the President Trump targeting New York over The Green Light Law, and we’ll take a look at the 2020 priorities of the New York Farm Bureau.

(Airs 1/31/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: legislators hear testimony on Governor Cuomo’s budget and how to close a $6 billion budget gap, our political observer Alan Chartock shares thoughts on his conversation with the Governor this week, and the Chancellor of SUNY delivers her annual state of the University address.

(1/24/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The Governor releases his budget proposal, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the politics behind the Governor’s plan, and we’ll have reaction to the sentencing of former Congressman Chris Collins.

(Airs 01/17/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo announces security funding for communities in Rockland County, after a machete attack at a rabbi’s home in late December, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the fight brewing over new bail reforms, and the Governor and legislature agree on legislation to improve limousine safety.

(Airs 01/10/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo delivers his 10th state of the state address, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his analysis of the speech, and a new poll finds consumer sentiment in New York is at the highest point in a decade.

(Airs 1/03/20 @ 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 a preview of the coming legislative session and a closer look at sever new laws that take effect, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the terrible attack on Jews celebrating Hannukuh, a rise in anti-semitism, and the Governor’s call for a Domestic Terrorism Law.

(Airs 12/27/19 @ 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 start the new year with the biggest budget deficit since the great recession, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on whether the state will legalize cannabis for recreational use in 2020, and we take a look at how law enforcement agencies in Albany County are preparing for criminal justice reforms taking effect January 1.

(Air 12/20/19 @ 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 ban single use plastic bags beginning March 1st, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts over the controversy over the state’s new green light law, and we’ll have reaction from the north country to the new U.S. Mexico-Canada agreement.

(Airs 12/13/19 #@ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the state senate majority leader disagrees with the assembly speaker over taxing the rich to fill a 6.1 billion dollar budget gap. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation about higher education with the head of the UUP union. We’ll take you to Troy, NY to the site of one of the world’s most powerful artificial intelligence supercomputers.

(Airs 12/06/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the state faces an over 6 billion dollar budget deficit, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Public Financing Commissions official list of recommendations and reaction from third parties, and we’ll take a look at new legislation surrounding veterans and military sexual trauma.

(Airs 11/29/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: New York state’s public campaign finance commission votes to put strict new limits on the abilities of minor parties to qualify to be on the ballot, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on why the commission seems to be going after fusion voting, and Senator Schumer is not happy with a new major league baseball proposal impacting minor league teams.

(Airs 11/22/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Mayors across NY worry they won’t be able to pay for criminal justice law changes coming in the new year, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on whether North Country Congresswoman, Republican Elise Stefanick’s role in the house impeachment hearings will impact her race against Tedra Cobb, and a 4th candidate enters the race for Nita Lowey’s congressional seat.

(Airs 11/15/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: officials want to delay new criminal justice laws set to take effect in the new year, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on NY GOP Congressman Peter King announcing he’ll retire at the end of his term, and we’ll speak with Congressman Delgado about his bipartisan bill for local veteran cemetaries.

(Airs 11/08/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Elections were held this week in New York, we'll cover some of the majory results, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on how early voting impacts elections, and state health department officials say they still don’t know what’s causing vaping related illness.

(Airs 11/01/19 @ 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 an update on the commission formed to create a public financing system in new York, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on whether there’s a secret plan by the head of the state Democrats and the Governor to eliminate fusion voting, and a dispensary in the Hudson Valley is offering patients a new form of medical marijuana.

(Airs 10/25/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Senator Gillibrand makes a stop to promote an initiative at Clinton County Community College in Plattsburgh, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on state Republicans blasting the public financing commission, and a state senator says he will run for Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey’s seat.

(Airs 10/18/19 @ 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 majority of NYers approve of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his interview with Governor Cuomo that went viral, and the Adirondack Council warns the Trump Administration about the dangers of rolling back of Clean Air Act regulations.

(Airs 10/11/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: immigrant rights groups are worried about an action plan adopted this week by a state commission that oversees the 2020 census, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the continuing fight over President Trump’s state tax returns, and Federal lawmakers announce a new package of bills to improve limo safety after last year’s deadly crash in Schoharie.

(Airs 10/04/19  10 p.m.) Advocates for clean drinking water say new proposed limits for PFOA and other chemicals are too high; our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with Governor Cuomo this week; and the state comptroller says twenty-five of the state’s local governments are in some form of fiscal stress.

(Airs 9/20/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: New York bans flavored e-cigarettes, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the possibility of an early end to the next legislative session, and the state comptroller releases his Smart Tech Report.

(Airs 9/13/19 @ 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 file a lawsuit for the over prescription of opioids, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the fight over fusion voting, and a coalition of county clerks is opposing a plan to require NY Drivers pay to update old license plates.

(Airs 9/6/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo says a new law that decriminalizes possession of up to 2 ounces of marijuana is long overdue, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a group of inmates suing the New York state prison system, saying its efforts to crack down on prescription drug abuse have gone too far, and the state has a new strategy to bring services to child victims of physical and sexual abuse.

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