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The Legislative Gazette



Each week on The Legislative Gazette, 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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The Legislative Gazette #1745

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 03:00:00 +0000

(Airs 11/10/17 @ 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 you to Westchester County, where Democratic voters overwhelmed the Republican incumbent and possible gubernatorial candidate, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on some of the major election results, and we’ll tell you which ballot questions voters reject on election day.


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The Legislative Gazette #1744

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 02:00:00 +0000

(Airs 11/3/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: we’ll speak with our political observer Alan Chartock about the terror attack in NYC and the political fallout, With the election less than a week away, a new poll shows voters oppose a constitutional convention, and two state senators release a report to combat Lyme disease.


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The Legislative Gazette #1743

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 02:00:00 +0000

(10/27/17 @ 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 U.S. Senator Schumer urge the state’s congressional delegation to oppose the federal tax plan that would take away state and local deductions in NY, our political observer will share his thoughts on the financial impact on NY should the tax plan pass, and we’ll take a look at Proposition Three on this November’s ballot.


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The Legislative Gazette #1742

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 02:00:00 +0000

(Airs 10/20/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: President Donald Trump’s decision to end subsidies to health insurance companies to help lower income Americans pay for their health insurance, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Buffalo, and NY Governor Andrew Cuomo makes a trip to the North Country to tout an economic development agreement.


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The Legislative Gazette #1741

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 02:00:00 +0000

(Airs 10/13/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: New Yorkers will decide in November whether to strip state officials convicted of a felony of their pensions, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the other ballot question this November … to hold or not hold a constitutional convention, and environmental advocates react to the announcement that the EPA will rescind fmr Pres Obama’s clean power plan.


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The Legislative Gazette #1740

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 02:00:00 +0000

(Airs 10/6/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo may call a special session to deal with threatened funding cuts from Washington, Our Political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo touting NY’s Safe Act in light of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, and we’ll talk to the new Chancellor of the 64 campus SUNY System.


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The Legislative Gazette #1739

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 02:00:00 +0000

(Airs 9/29/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: former State Senate Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam’s federal corruption convictions are overturned, Our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the second conviction overturned under the term of federal prosecutor Preet Bhararra, and drones are being sent across the state to help with the environment, conservation and emergency response efforts.


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#1738: Protecting Consumers From Massive Data Breaches

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:00:00 +0000

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Andrew Cuomo taking steps to protect consumers from massive data breaches, WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock in conversation with New York State GOP Chair Ed Cox who was just re-elected head of the state Republican party, and New York state mandates county government's find ways to consolidate.


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#1737: Marking The 16th Anniversary Of 9/11

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:00:00 +0000

(Airs 9/15/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo marks the 16 th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, the largest repair project ever begins on the so-called bypass tunnel across the Hudson, and it’s the centennial of woman’s suffrage in New York where the capital was considered the bastion of the suffrage movement.


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#1736: Is New York State Doing Enough To Combat Tick-Borne Illness?

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 02:00:00 +0000

(Airs 7/8/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The NY Immigration Coalition rallies in support of DACA in front of NY Republican Congressman Faso’s office, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on state Assembly Republican Minority Kolb exploring a run for Governor, and at a recent Senate hearing, the state health commissioner is grilled over whether NY is doing enough to fight tick-borne illness.


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#1735: Should Charter School Teachers Be Allowed To Have Fewer Qualifications?

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 02:00:00 +0000

(Airs 9/1/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: there’s a controversial proposal to let charter school teachers have fewer qualifications than public school teachers, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the new name of the Tappan Zee Bridge, and a new coalition launches and effort to gather information people affected by PFOA water contamination.


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#1734: The Removal Of Confederate Statues

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 18:00:00 +0000

(Airs 8/27/17 @ 2p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: officials in NY and several states call for the removal of statues and monuments and other symbols associated with the Confederate States Of America, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor shooting down NYC Mayor de Blasio’s millionaires’ tax plan to fund the MTA, and school children in the state see their common core related test scores inching up.


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#1733: New Penalties For Making Bomb Threats Against Community Centers

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:00:00 +0000

(Airs 8/20/17 @ 2 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo signed into law a measure that would create new penalties for people who make bomb threats against community centers, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on growing pressure for a group of breakaway Democrats in the state senate to reunite with mainstream Democrats, and over 60 million dollars in grants will support drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects across the state.


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#1732: Flanagan Praised For Publicly Admitting Substance Abuse Problem

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:00:00 +0000

(Airs 8/13/17 @ 2 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: We’ll take you to a workforce forum hosted by Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a possible challenge to Governor Cuomo from actress Cynthia Nixon, and New York State Senate Leader Flanagan is praised for publicly admitting a substance abuse problem.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wamc/audio/2017/09/leggaz1732web.mp3




#1731: NYS Speaker Heastie Tours The North Country

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 18:00:00 +0000

(Airs 8/6/17 @ 2 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: State Assembly Speaker Heastie tours North Country manufacturing plants that supply subway and bus cars to New York City, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on two potential challengers to Governor Andrew Cuomo, and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Schumer calls for the federal gov’t to help in the battle against insect-borne disease.


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#1730: Expanding Voter Registration In New York

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 18:00:00 +0000

(Airs 7/30/17 @ 2 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo announces a series of efforts to expand voter registration, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts about a new report on Governor Cuomo’s top campaign contributors, and New York’s DEC announces several fish advisories.


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#1729: Will Gov. Cuomo Run For President In 2020?

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 18:00:00 +0000

(Airs 7/23/17 @ 2 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: While being mentioned as a possible Presidential candidate in 2020, Governor Cuomo has more immediate obstacles facing his 2018 re-election, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor’s dipping poll numbers, and we’ll take you to Saratoga Springs where ICE arrests force a discussion about immigration.


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The Legislative Gazette #1728: Silver's Conviction Tossed

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 18:00:00 +0000

(Airs 7/16/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s 2015 corruption conviction has been overturned by a federal appeals court, the city of Albany partners with the Nature Conservancy on a carbon agreement and we speak with a Democrat challenging Republican Congressman Elise Stefanik of New York’s 21 st District. Plus, political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a Quinnipiac poll on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s performance.


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#1727: A Constitutional Convention

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 02:00:00 +0000

(Airs 7/7/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo and other state politicians are wary of holding a constitutional convention, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on federal prosecutors calling for two upstate corruption trials for aides to Governor Cuomo, and we’ll look at how ride hailing services have been doing upstate in NY’s Hudson Valley.


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#1726: Special Session And Mayoral Control Of NYC Schools

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 02:00:00 +0000

(Airs 6/30/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazett e is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The state legislature meets in a special session to decide on outstanding issues including Mayoral Control of NYC schools, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on this week’s special session, and we take a look back two years ago to the prison break at Dannemora.


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