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The Legislative Gazette

(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.

(Airs 10/16/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: we’ll talk about the complicated rules for voting by absentee ballot in the state, our political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Supreme Court’s decision on the census and why it matters in NY, and we’ll take a look at a successful restorative justice program for young adults in Ulster County.

(Airs 10/09/20 @ 10 p.m. & 10/10/20 @ 7 a.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo implements color coded zones to contain new coronavirus hotspots in NY, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the death of former State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, and we’ll take you to a forum on the need for universal broadband in the state.

(Airs 10/02/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: NY Business leaders say the state’s child care system is broken and requires long term relief, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with the new SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras, and we’ll hear from the NTSB on their final report into the Schoharie limo crash that killed 20 people.

(Airs 09/25/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: pro-voting rights groups encourage potential voters to register, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Justice Dept. labelling New York City as a “city of anarchy” to withhold federal funds, and there’s a pilot program in Hudson to provide universal basic income.

(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.

(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.

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