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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 #1737

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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The Legislative Gazette #1736

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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The Legislative Gazette #1735

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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The Legislative Gazette #1734

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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The Legislative Gazette #1733

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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The Legislative Gazette #1732

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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The Legislative Gazette #1731

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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The Legislative Gazette #1730

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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The Legislative Gazette #1729

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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The Legislative Gazette #1727

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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The Legislative Gazette #1726

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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The Legislative Gazette #1725

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 02:00:00 +0000

(Airs 6/23/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Both houses of the legislature adjourn for the 2017 session with many issues unresolved, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the politics of the end of session, and already dealing with a PFOA contaminated state superfund site, the Village of Hoosick Falls may add other locations to the list.


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The Legislative Gazette #1724

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:25:47 +0000

(Airs 6/15/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Accusations fly as legislative leaders dig in on the remaining issues in the 2017 leg session, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on his conversation with Republican Assembly Minority Leader Kolb, and A group that counts seven Hudson Valley counties at its members receives funding to continue its work in food rescue and combating food insecurity.


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The Legislative Gazette #1723

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 13:25:05 +0000

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: At a rally with House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Governor Cuomo vows to help defeat the state’s eight republican members of the House of Representatives in next year’s election, Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on that and we’ll take you to a public hearing with state education commissioner Elia.


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#1722: Curtailing The Nation's Food Stamp Program

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 02:00:00 +0000

(Airs 6/2/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Activists and politicians are angry with a proposal to curtail the nations’s food stamp program, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on a coming vote for a state constitutional convention, and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Schumer says the Department of Defense is evading its responsibility to clean up PFOS contamination at Stewart Air National Guard base.


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#1721: The IDC Tries To Change The Subject

Sat, 27 May 2017 02:00:00 +0000

(Airs 5/16/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: After an embarrassing controversy over stipend payments, the group of breakaway Democrats in the state Senate tries to change the subject, our political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s letter to President Trump for Federal help with the City’s transportation infrastructure, and, in the wake of the terrorist attack on Manchester, New York City Police have stepped up counter-terrorism efforts around Madison Square Garden and other high-profile locations, including the state’s capitol region.


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#1720: Lawmakers Are Getting Paid For Positions They Don't Hold

Sat, 20 May 2017 02:00:00 +0000

(Airs 5/19/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Senator Jeff Klein publically response to news reports that some of his members received stipends for committee chair positions that they didn’t hold, our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with Daily News Albany Bureau Chief Ken Lovett about the controversy over Lu Lu’s, and supporters from across NY gather to ask lawmakers to pass the Medical Aid in Dying Act.


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#1719: How Will The State Fix Economic Development Contracts?

Sat, 13 May 2017 02:00:00 +0000

(Airs 5/12/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: fixing problems with economic development contracts remains as one of the top issues left before the legislature’s summer adjournment, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with State Comptroller Dinapoli, and two NY House Republicans face questions from constituents over their votes on the American Health Care Act.


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#1718: Does An All Democratic Legislature Work Well Together?

Sat, 06 May 2017 02:00:00 +0000

(5/5/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Millions rally nationwide for worker and immigrant rights on May Day, we’ll take you to a rally in Albany, NY’s education commissioner releases a new report on state-specific learning standards, and our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on Governor Cuomo suggesting that an all Democratic legislature doesn’t work well together.


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