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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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(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.

(Airs 08/30/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: An update on the diminishing ranks of the state senate Republicans, our political observer shares his thoughts on fusion voting and his conversation with the Chair of the state Conservative Party, and we take a closer look at Medical Marijuana in New York.

(Airs 8/23/19 @ 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 state comptroller finalized a plan to restore the comptroller’s pre-audit powers, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on that as well as the Governor’s reaction to his brother being called Fredo, and Ulster County has a new law setting term limits for elected county officials and legislators.

(Airs 8/18/19 @ 2 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: hundreds of childhood sexual abuse survivors filed lawsuits in New York courts under the Child Victims Act, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor’s brother, CNN’s Chris Cuomo caught on video yelling at people he thought used an Italian slur, and the state’s network of food banks re-brands itself.

(Airs 8/11/19 @ 2 p.m.)On this week's Gazette Governor Cuomo calls on congress to take immediate action on gun control. Also, our political observer Alan Chartock speaks to the Governor about why the state controller hasn't got back his pre-audit powers for state contracts and a captial region congressman is trying once again to pass anti-doping legislation in horse racing. 

(Airs 8/4/9 @ 2 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo signs a bill that further decriminalizes marijuana, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the pay to play culture when it comes to campaign fund raising, and environmental groups urge the state to lower recommended levels for three drinking water contaminants.

(Airs 7/28/19 @ 2 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 push to end solitary confinement, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the internal fight between Democrats over who is a progressive, and we’ll have reaction from congressional representatives to their visit undocumented immigrant detention facilities.

(Airs 7/21/19 @ 2 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the first lawsuit is filed against the state’s new Green Light Law, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the political fallout of the litigation, and we’ll talk with the Executive Director of the Immigration Coalition about why undocumented immigrants should have driver’s licenses in New York.

(Airs 7/13/19 @ 2 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: automatic voter registration fails to pass in NY, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo claiming the progressive mantle in NY, and we’ll take a closer look at New York’s new climate change law.

(Airs 7/07/19 @ 2 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The state Republican Party officially has a new Chairman, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on lawmaker Symcha Felder being welcomed back into the Democratic fold, and funding for lyme and tick borne illnesses was secured in the final hour of the legislative  session.

(Airs 6/28/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: We’ll take a look at recreational use of marijuana and other issues left on the table after the end of the legislative session, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo saying he wishes even more progressive legislation was passed, and we’ll catch up with Assembly Speaker Heastie when he makes a stop in Plattsburgh.

(Airs 6/14/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the New York State Assembly approves a bill to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain drivers licenses, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on lawmakers agreeing on rent control legislation, and the state senate discusses a bill that would give New Yorkers more control over their personal data online.

(Airs 6/7/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: In the waning days of the legislative session, Democrats who lead the legislature face pressure to deliver, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on rent control as pro tenant’s rights protesters block the entrances to the senate, assembly and governor’s offices this week, and we speak with North Country Congresswoman Stefanik.

(Airs 5/31/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: A leading business group comes out in favor of drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo telling him he’ll run for a fourth term, and a new report shows the prevalence of emerging contaminants detected in the state’s public drinking water supplies.

(Airs 5/24/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: there’s going to be a change at the state’s Republican Party, our political observer will share his thoughts on outgoing Chairman Ed Cox and incoming Chair Nick Langworthy, and five planned parenthoods will merge to become Planned Parenthood of Greater New York.

(Airs 5/17/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: progressive groups hold a rally after frustration over Democrats failing to pass their favored legislation, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a challenger facing the head of the state Republican Party, Ed Cox, and a new study finds New York ranks above the national average in health emergency preparedness.

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