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The Legislative Gazette

English, Political, 1 season, 261 episodes, 4 days, 2 hours, 30 minutes
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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 - The state legislative session comes to an end with a number of issues left on the table

6/14/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - Governor Hochul’s decision to halt congestion pricing dominates the end of session

6/7/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie threw cold water on a bill that would require major energy companies to pay for climate change remediation

5/31/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - Most school district budgets were approved by New Yorkers this week

5/24/202428 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - the State Senate is still considering a bill that would close loopholes in New York’s sexual assault laws.

5/17/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - A state Supreme Court judge strikes down New York’s Equal Rights Amendment

5/10/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - Governor Hochul highlights changes in New York’s reading curriculum

5/3/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - we’ll focus on the New York Heat Act, a proposal that did not make it into the state budget

4/26/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - two Hudson Valley congressmen seek additional remediation of PCBs from the Hudson River

4/19/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - lawmakers negotiate affordable housing and tenant protections

4/12/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - the late state budget will be even later, and we’ll take a look at the some of the sticking points

4/5/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - the governor and legislative leaders concede there will not be an on- time budget

3/29/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - Governor Hochul signs a measure allowing all pharmacies in New York to dispense birth control

3/22/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - Democrats in the New York state legislature release counter proposals to Governor Hochul’s budget

3/15/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - the state senate and assembly will restore school aid reductions in their one house budget plans next week

3/8/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - After a long, drawn-out fight, Governor Hochul approves a new congressional map

3/1/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - Senator Gillibrand calls on the EPA to readdress the cleanup of PCBS from the Hudson River

2/22/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - Republicans propose legislation meant to curb migrants in the country illegally

2/16/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - We’ll take a look at how the migrant crisis is playing out in state budget negotiations

2/9/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer comes to Albany to launch an effort to keep ghost guns illegal

2/1/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - Governor Hochul's school funding proposal receives nearly universal opposition from lawmakers

1/26/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - Governor Kathy Hochul delivers her budget proposal

1/19/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - New York Governor Kathy Hochul delivers her State of the State Address

1/11/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - Poughkeepsie makes history swearing in a new mayor

1/5/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - we’ll take a look back at NYS government and politics in 2023

12/29/202327 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - Governor Hochul signs a measure to to look at potential reparations for New Yorker's whose ancestors suffered under slavery in the state.

12/21/202327 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - New York’s high court rules that congressional districts in the state can be redrawn again for the 2024 elections

12/14/202330 minutes, 1 second
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The Legislative Gazette - We'll take a look at the race for expelled Republican Congressman George Santos' seat

12/8/202327 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - we'll take a look at the rise in hunger across New York state

12/1/202327 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - Governor Kathy Hochul signs clean slate legislation

11/22/202327 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - New York steps up anti-terrorism efforts in response to a rise in hate crimes

11/17/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - Coverage of elections in New York this week

11/10/202327 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette - Senate holds hearing on cannabis rollout

11/3/202327 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette #2343

10/27/202327 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette #2342

10/20/202327 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette #2341

10/13/202327 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette #2340

10/6/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette #2338

9/23/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette #2337

9/15/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette #2336

9/8/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette #2335

9/1/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette #2334

8/25/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette #2333

8/18/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette #2332

8/11/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette #2331

8/4/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette #2330

7/28/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette #2329

7/21/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette #2328

7/14/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette #2327

7/7/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette #2326

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: We speak with New York Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado about the Hate and Bias Prevention Unit that he is leading. Also, we sit down with Tom Fattorusso, the Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation New York Field Office.
7/1/202328 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette #2325

On this week’s Gazette: A new financial forecast released by the governor’s budget office shows future deficits doubling next year. Also, the Olympic Regional Development Authority responds to a recent report raising questions about investments in its facilities.
6/24/202327 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette #2324 - Senator Dan Stec

6/16/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette #2323 - The legislature honors WAMC's Alan Chartock

6/10/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette #2322 - Aid in dying legislation advocates make a last-minute pitch to lawmakers

6/2/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette #2321

5/27/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette #2320

5/20/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette #2319 - Lawmakers still have a number of issues to negotiate before the end of session

5/12/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Legislative Gazette #2318 - New York lawmakers pass $229 billion state budget

5/5/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2317: NYS budget talks continue | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: Governor Hochul says she and legislative leaders have a conceptual agreement on the budget. Our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with Assembly Majority Leader Crystal People’s Stokes. Also, we’ll have a conversation with the head of the state Democratic party about President Biden announcing this week that he’ll run for re-election.
4/29/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2316: New York state budget now nearly three weeks late | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: We’ll take a look at what’s holding up the New York state budget now nearly three weeks late; we’ll talk with State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli about whether he has any input when it comes to budget negotiations. Also, public schools in New York will no longer be able to use Native American names, mascots and imagery.
4/22/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2315: Hochul: State will stockpile medication abortion drug | The Legislative Gazette

New York Governor Kathy Hochul says the state will create a stockpile of an abortion drug after a Texas judge’s recent ruling that outlaws a similar pill. Our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with Amy Paulin, Chair of the Assembly Health Committee, about her plans to expand abortion access in the state. Also, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer was in Troy to talk about the recent wave of swatting incidents at schools.
4/15/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2313: NYS budget will be late | The Legislative Gazette

The New York state budget will be late this year. Our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with Westchester County Executive George Latimer about the governor’s housing proposal. Also, a federal authority has created safety regulations for the horse racing industry.
4/1/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2312: NYS budget deadline looms | The Legislative Gazette

Intense New York state budget negotiations kicked off this week with the budget due April 1st; our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with New York state Republican Assembly Minority Leader William Barclay about one of the sticking points in the budget, bail reform. Also, the Forest Preserve Coalition is praising state lawmakers for restoring funding for environmental protection.
3/25/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2311: Debate begins over New York Assembly and Senate proposed budgets | The Legislative Gazette

The two chambers of the New York state Legislature release their proposed budgets. Our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with newly elected and returning Chair of the state Republican party, Ed Cox. Also, student journalists want the state to limit censorship of high school newspapers.
3/18/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2310: Hochul's charter school expansion plan faces pushback | The Legislative Gazette

New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s proposal to increase the number of charter schools in the state is getting some pushback from members of the public education community. Our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with Jesse McKinley of the New York Times. Also, student advocates rally in Albany for free CUNY and SUNY tuition.
3/11/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2309: Opposition to Hochul's plan to ban flavored cigarettes and raise tobacco taxes | The Legislative Gazette

Convenience store owners say New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s plan to ban flavored cigarettes will lead to more tobacco products bought and sold on the black market. Our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with New York state Senator James Skoufis, Chair of the Senate investigations committee. Also, we’ll have a conversation with the Executive Director of the Adirondack Council who’s about to leave his post.
3/4/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2308: Now that the state Senate rejected Hochul's chief judge pick, what’s next? | The Legislative Gazette

After the New York State Senate rejected her choice for chief judge for the first time, Governor Hochul now has to choose a new nominee. Our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with Albany County District Attorney David Soares about bail reform. Also, New York Congressman Paul Tonko visited Stratton Albany VA Medical Center Wednesday to speak with veterans and their families about the PACT Act.
2/25/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2307: Hochul's chief judge nominee is rejected in full Senate vote | The Legislative Gazette

In a full floor vote, the New York State Senate rejected Governor Kathy Hochul’s choice for chief judge. Our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with Governor Hochul about her $227 billion dollar budget proposal. Also, we’ll take you to a panel discussion on addiction and services in Northern New York.
2/18/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2306: Senate GOP files a lawsuit to force a vote on Hochul's chief judge nominee | The Legislative Gazette

New York Republicans in the state Senate sue to force a vote of the full Senate on Governor Kathy Hochul’s nominee to be the state’s next chief judge. Our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli about the governor’s budget proposal. Also, U.S. Senator Gillibrand announces her dairy policy priorities.
2/11/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2305: Hochul releases 2023 state budget proposal | The Legislative Gazette

New York Governor Kathy Hochul releases her $227 billion dollar budget proposal; we’ll have reaction from lawmakers. Our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with Blair Horner of NYPIRG about the governor’s plan. Also, the state senate passes a series of limousine safety measures.
2/4/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2304: Hochul pushes for NY bail laws revision | The Legislative Gazette

New York Governor Kathy Hochul says she will push the legislature to further revise the state’s bail laws. Our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with NYS Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay about the governor’s controversial move. Also, we’ll head to the Southern Tier where counties there are deciding how to spend opioid settlement money.
1/28/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2303: The fight between Hochul and the state Senate over the chief judge is not yet over | The Legislative Gazette

After voting down her choice for next chief judge, New York Governor Kathy Hochul is considering her options. Our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with John Kaehny, executive director of Reinvent Albany about government transparency. Also, two Amazon locations in New York have been cited by the federal government for workplace safety violations.
1/21/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2302: 2023 NY legislative session begins | The Legislative Gazette

With the 2023 legislative session underway, the Governor’s budget is due by the end of the month. Our political observer speaks with new SUNY Chancellor John King. Also, we’ll speak with the head of the New York State School Boards Association about Foundation Aid.
1/14/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2301: As New York state’s legislative session opens, leaders name their top priorities | The Legislative Gazette

The 2023 legislative session starts as state lawmakers expect to tackle issues ranging from affordable housing to improving public safety. Our political observer Alan Chartock in conversation about aid in dying with Corinne Carey of Compassion and Choices. Also, after five years, the World University Games are set to begin in Lake Placid.
1/7/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2252: State lawmakers' pay raises, new chief judge yet to be finalized as 2022 draws to a close | The Legislative Gazette

As 2022 comes to an end, we’ll take a look at two issues that are dominating New York state government. Our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with Westchester County Executive George Latimer about Long Island Congressman-elect George Santos’ extensive fabrications. Also, we’ll talk to experts about a new plan for the state to make its climate goals.
12/31/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2251: Hochul says new state budget won't include tax increases | The Legislative Gazette

New York Governor Kathy Hochul says she’s not raising taxes in her new state budget proposal. Our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with Newsday’s Yancey Roy about multiple lawsuits filed against New York’s new conceal carry weapons law. Also, we’ll take you to Seneca Falls, the inspired location of the movie It’s a Wonderful Life.
12/24/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2250: Will New York lawmakers vote for a pay raise before the year is out? | The Legislative Gazette

New York lawmakers consider giving themselves a pay raise before the end of the year; our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with Blair Horner, Executive Director of New York Public Interest Group about politics of a potential pay raise for legislators. Also, a New York Congressman pushes legislation to crack down on Grinch Bots.
12/17/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2249: Hochul, NY health officials warn of 'tri-demic' this winter | The Legislative Gazette

Governor Kathy Hochul and health officials warn New Yorkers to prepare for three different viruses with the coming holiday season. Our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with Gerard Kassar, Chairman of New York’s Conservative Party. Also, meet the new Chancellor of the State University of New York.
12/10/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2248: New York's Adult Survivors Act takes effect | The Legislative Gazette

New York's Adult Survivors Act takes effect. Our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with newly re-elected Assembly Minority Leader William Barclay. Also, the state Office of Cannabis Management’s Control Board has officially approved the first 37 retail marijuana licenses.
12/3/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2247: New York approves first round of retail cannabis licenses | The Legislative Gazette

New York is granting its first 36 licenses to sell cannabis in the state. Our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Also, the leader of one of New York’s most vocal environmental watchdog organizations is stepping down.
11/26/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2246: Environmentalists push Hochul to 'pause' bitcoin crypto mining in NY | The Legislative Gazette

New York Governor Kathy Hochul won’t tip her hand on whether she’ll impose a moratorium on a certain type of crypto mining. Our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with the head of the Working Families Party. Also, a coalition of horse racing industry leaders want lawmakers to approve borrowing to overhaul Belmont Park on Long Island.
11/19/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2244: Hochul-Zeldin race is drawing attention, but who are their running mates? | The Legislative Gazette

We’ll learn more about the candidates running for New York Lt Governor. Our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with Westchester County Executive George Latimer about the coming midterm elections. Also, we’ll remind you to flip over your ballot Tuesday to consider the environmental bond act.
11/5/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2243: Biden visits Syracuse and Hochul, Zeldin debate | The Legislative Gazette

President Joe Biden visits Syracuse this week to celebrate the $100 billion investment in Central New York. Our political observer Alan Chartock discusses the audit that finds New York City is not prepared for the next superstorm. Also, the two candidates for New York governor square off in their one and only debate before the election.
10/29/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2242: Sen. Schumer targets China during latest visit to Albany | The Legislative Gazette

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer stops in Albany to make a new push to limit the use of Chinese-made semiconductor chips. Our political observer Alan Chartock discusses the state environmental bond act. Also, New York Governor Kathy Hochul is criticizing her opponent’s ties to former President Trump as she sees her lead slip.
10/22/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2241: Labor leaders hope Amazon union vote in Schodack will have ripple effect | The Legislative Gazette

Union supporters rally at an Amazon warehouse in upstate New York in a bid to become the company’s second workplace in the country to unionize. Our political observer Alan Chartock discusses the status of the state attorney general’s investigation into former President Trump. Also, we’ll join U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in Plattsburgh where she highlighted funding for home heating assistance this winter.
10/15/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2240: Micron to bring microchip plant, $100b investment, to CNY | The Legislative Gazette

Tech Company Micron announces a $100 billion investment to build a series of state-of-the-art semiconductor fabrication plants near Syracuse. Our political observer Alan Chartock discusses pay to play political accusations against New York Governor Kathy Hochul. Also, a new study aims to predict how remote work will impact the economy and city planning. Photo: Mike Kroll courtesy of the office of Gov. Hochul.
10/8/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2239: NY nursing home worker union objects to new rules on minimum care standards | The Legislative Gazette

The nursing home works union says the New York state’s minimum staffing requirement rules fall short. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the fact that there will be no gubernatorial debates this election year. Also, an update on the port of Albany, the first offshore wind tower manufacturing site in the U.S.
10/1/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2238: NY AG sues Trump and 3 of his children for alleged fraud | The Legislative Gazette

NY Attorney General James sues former President Donald Trump, his children and his company. Our political observer Alan Chartock discusses his conversation on with state comptroller DiNapoli about New York City’s finances. Also, with winter on the way, Senator Schumer calls for $1 billion in additional heating aid. Photo courtesy of the office of NY Attorney General.
9/24/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2237: Capital Region state lawmakers urge Gov. Hochul to sign bill banning pet store animal sales | The Legislative Gazette

An effort to shut down the so-called "puppy mill pipeline" in New York reaches the governor's office. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the different campaign strategies being used by Democrats and Republicans ahead of the November elections. Also, a new University at Albany study finds exposure to sustained sunny, hot, and humid weather can trigger and increase symptoms of mental health disorders.
9/17/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2236: NYS Education Commissioner visits Schenectady schools | The Legislative Gazette

New York State Education Commissioner Betty Rosa visits the Schenectady City School District. Our political observer Alan Chartock discusses his conversation with Democratic state Senator James Skoufis. Also, the state Farm Laborers Wage Board recommends lowering the overtime threshold for farm workers.
9/10/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2235: NY teachers say more needs to be done to stop acts of violence in schools | The Legislative Gazette

As the school year begins, New York’s largest teachers’ unions and other education experts call for a better response to threats of violence. Our political observer Alan Chartock discusses his conversation with Republican Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay. Also, we’ll join the Republican candidate for governor at a campaign rally in Colonie. Photo courtesy of Flickr.
9/3/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2234: NY primary results | The Legislative Gazette

New York Governor Kathy Hochul marks one year in office. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on this week’s primary results in New York. Also, we’ll have an in-depth conversation with the head of the state Democratic party.
8/28/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2233: 2022 Atlantic hurricane season quiet so far, but busy period awaits | The Legislative Gazette

We’ll speak with an expert on the coming Atlantic hurricane season. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the incumbent protection plan. Also, we’ll look at community gardens across the state and meet the people who grow in Saranac Lake. Photo courtesy of NOAA.
8/21/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2232: Republicans, NY farm owners, push back against proposed 40-hour week for farm workers | The Legislative Gazette

The GOP candidate for New York governor calls for lawmakers to reverse a plan to phase in a 40-hour workweek for farm laborers. Our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with Blair Horner, Executive Director of NYPIRG. Also, Senator Gillibrand calls on the President to invoke the Defense Production Act to increase Monkeypox vaccine.
8/14/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2231: NYS health commissioner discusses monkeypox | The Legislative Gazette

We speak with the New York state health commissioner about monkeypox. Our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with Dr. Don Levy about a new Siena poll. Also, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer comes to Albany to push President Biden to name upstate New York the epicenter of American chip manufacturing. Photo courtesy of Mary Bassett's official Twitter page.
8/7/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2230: Bail reform laws attract attention in NY governor's race | The Legislative Gazette

Public safety issues are dominating New York's gubernatorial race. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the issue of transparency and open government. We also discuss the federal passage of the CHIPS Act, which could have a major impact upstate. Photo: Wiki Commons/ Erik Hersman
7/30/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2229: NY Gov. Hochul releases fall COVID-19 plan | The Legislative Gazette

New York Governor Kathy Hochul says the state is preparing for a possible new surge of COVID-19 this fall. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on attempted knife attack on the GOP candidate for governor, Lee Zeldin. Also, we’ll have a conversation with the new President of SUNY New Paltz.
7/23/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2228: New poll: Americans view Supreme Court unfavorably | The Legislative Gazette

We’ll examine a new poll that finds a majority have an unfavorable view of The Supreme Court in the wake of its decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on NY’s Chief Judge announcing she’ll be stepping down before the end of her term. Also, an in-depth interview about what school boards look like after voters went to the polls in May. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Supreme Court.
7/16/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2227: Families of crime victims call for legislation to ensure they are heard before parole decisions | The Legislative Gazette

Family members of violent crime victims gather as officials push for legislation that would require New York state parole boards to fully grasp the impact of an offender’s actions. Our political observer Alan Chartock discusses the amount of money spent on lobbying returning to pre-pandemic levels. Also, we’ll speak to Lee Maringoff, Director of the Marist Institute of Public Opinion.
7/9/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2226: Gillibrand: Abortion decision will drive November elections | The Legislative Gazette

U.S. Senator Gillibrand gathers with women in Albany to speak out against the Supreme Court decision striking down Roe v Wade, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on this week’s primary results, and a conversation about the new rules for horse racing which will impact Saratoga and beyond.
7/2/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2225: New York, Northeast leaders react to Supreme Court gun ruling | The Legislative Gazette

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down New York’s restrictions on carrying a concealed weapon in public spaces. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses next weeks’ primaries in NY. Also, the governor signs a voting rights package into law. Photo courtesy of Ibro Palic/ Flickr
6/25/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2224: Gov. Hochul signs bills to protect abortion rights in NY | The Legislative Gazette

New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed six bills into law to protect abortion rights and support reproductive health care. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on this week’s primary debate for Governor. Also, county lawmakers want firearm retailers to display warning signs. Photo courtesy of the office of Gov. Hochul.
6/18/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2223: Three weeks after Buffalo mass shooting, Gov. Hochul signs gun bills into law | The Legislative Gazette

Less than a month after the mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signs ten gun control bills into law; our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his interview with the Governor this week. Also, a new poll finds Americans would like to raise the age to buy a firearm to 21.
6/11/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2222: NYS gun laws and redistricting | The Legislative Gazette

New York Governor Kathy Hochul and legislative leaders have agreed on a package of gun control measures; our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on why the state’s strict gun laws can’t fully protect New Yorkers from gun violence. Also, a conversation on redistricting with former Democratic Congressman Bill Owens.
6/4/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2221: NY Gov. Hochul signs Adult Survivors Act | The Legislative Gazette

New York Governor Kathy Hochul signs the Adult Survivors Act into law. Our political observer Alan Chartock on his conversation with Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani. Also, another Starbucks in New York, the first in the Capital Region, elects to unionize. Photo courtesy of Flickr/wadester16.
5/28/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2220: Buffalo shooting sparks action | The Legislative Gazette

A mass shooting in Buffalo, New York kills 10 people, injures 3 and prompts Governor Kathy Hochul to announce several steps to curb the growing number racially motivated violence; our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the politics of the latest mass shooting. Also, Northern New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik finds herself in the national spotlight since the mass shooting.
5/21/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2219: Hochul directs $35M to aid abortion providers | The Legislative Gazette

New York Governor Kathy Hochul says she’s freeing up $35 million for abortion clinics to serve out-of-state patients. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the race for the open 19th Congressional district seat. Also, we’ll talk to Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus who recently returned from a Navy deployment in Ukraine.
5/14/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2218: Gov. Hochul taps Rep. Delgado as new lieutenant governor | The Legislative Gazette

New York Governor Kathy Hochul picks Hudson Valley Congressman Antonio Delgado to be her lieutenant governor. The appointment comes after former LG, Brian Benjamin resigned in disgrace last month; our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the political implications of the Governor’s choice. Also, we’ll take you to Cohoes where a novel technology is helping the city reach an energy independent future. Photo courtesy of the office of Antonio Delgado.
5/7/202227 minutes, 27 seconds
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#2217: What’s next for NY’s primaries after court rejects redistricting maps | The Legislative Gazette

New York voters will likely end up going to the polls three times this year, now that the state’s highest court has thrown out new district lines for Congressional and state Senate seats; our political observer Alan Chartock discusses the political implications of the ruling. Also, New York Governor Kathy Hochul talks about how the budget benefits the North Country. Photo courtesy of Tony Webster/ Flickr.
4/30/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2216: Hochul begins first TV campaign ads amid questions about her former LG | The Legislative Gazette

New York Governor Kathy Hochul and her opponents now have just over two months left before the June Democratic primary. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with Governor Hochul this week. Also, student government leaders throughout SUNY demand a seat on the search committee for a new chancellor.
4/23/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2215: NY LG Brian Benjamin arrested in fundraising scheme, Gov. Hochul accepts his resignation | The Legislative Gazette

New York Lt Governor Brian Benjamin resigns after being indicted on federal corruption charges; our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts in the impact of the resignation on Governor Kathy Hochul. Also, we’ll take a closer look at the Adult Survivors Act. Photo courtesy of NY Gov. Kathy Hochul/ Flickr.
4/16/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2214: Gov. Hochul, NY lawmakers reach deal on budget | The Legislative Gazette

New York state leaders reach an agreement on a new budget, and our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the political impacts of a late spending plan. Also, we'll hear about an invasive aquatic species threatening Lake Champlain.
4/9/202228 minutes
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#2213: NYS budget will be late | The Legislative Gazette

New York Governor Kathy Hochul and state lawmakers gave up on the chance of meeting the state’s budget deadline of April 1st. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a judge, who has ordered New York’s Democratic-controlled Legislature to redraw the state’s congressional and legislative districts after finding them unconstitutional. Also, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is renewing efforts to bring banking services to U.S. Post Office branches. Photo: J. Levulis
4/2/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2212: Criminal justice reform in NY | The Legislative Gazette

Tensions flare between the Governor and Legislature over a proposal to change New York’s bail reform laws; our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on differences between Democrats on criminal justice reform. Also, we’ll have a conversation with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos. Photo courtesy of Flickr/wadester16.
3/26/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2211: Gov. Hochul signs anti-sexual harassment measures into law | The Legislative Gazette

New York Governor Kathy Hochul signs a package of anti-sexual harassment bills into law. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on former Governor Andrew Cuomo saying he’s open to running for his old seat. Also, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand promotes the Made In America Manufacturing Communities Act.
3/19/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2210: NY Gov. Hochul celebrates Plug Power groundbreaking in Slingerlands | The Legislative Gazette

New York Governor Kathy Hochul joins a groundbreaking for a new manufacturing facility. Our political observer Alan Chartock discusses a new poll showing former Governor Cuomo trailing current Governor Hochul in a primary by four points. Also, we’ll have a fiscal conversation with New York state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.
3/12/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2209: NYS GOP backs Rep. Zeldin for governor | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: New York state Republicans nominate Long Island Congressman Lee Zeldin as their candidate for governor; our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on why the GOP would choose Zeldin, a Trump supporter, in a blue state. Also, New York Governor Kathy Hochul is creating a Joint Security Operations Center to oversee cybersecurity. Photo courtesy of Lee Zeldin.
3/5/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2207: Hochul receives Democratic nomination for NY governor | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: New York Governor Kathy Hochul receives the democratic nomination for Governor at the state party convention; and our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on what appears to be an easy road to the Governor’s office for the former Lt. Governor. Also, we’ll speak to the new director off the Adirondack Park Agency.
2/19/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2206: NY health board hears pleas for metrics behind school mask mandate | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: School children will continue to be required to wear masks, after Governor Kathy Hochul ended the statewide mask mandate in most indoor public spaces this week. Our political observer Alan Chartock discusses the fight between Democrats over pulling back on bail reform. Also, we speak with state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli about Governor Hochul’s first budget proposal.
2/12/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2205: NY Republicans challenge new district maps approved by Democrats | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: Lawsuits were immediately filed after New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed off on new district maps; our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the gerrymander. Also, we’ll get reaction to a new survey that shows a positive outlook for economic growth in the North Country. Photo courtesy of the Flickr/ Matt H. Wade.
2/5/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2204: NY lawmakers push to make Albany NanoTech the site of first-ever national semiconductor hub | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: Lawmakers want Albany’s NanoTech Complex to be the nation’s first semiconductor technology center. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the passing of former Speaker Sheldon Silver. Also, we’ll take you to a recent virtual news conference with survivors of sexual harassment who want their day in court. Photo: Max Pixel.
1/29/202227 minutes, 12 seconds
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#2203: NY Gov. Hochul announces $216 billion budget | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: New York Governor Kathy Hochul releases a $216 billion dollar state budget. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on what former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will do with $16 million dollars left in his campaign account. Also, we’ll take a look at reaction to the roll out of mobile sports betting in the state.  
1/22/202227 minutes, 27 seconds
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#2202: NY’s eviction moratorium ends | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: Protesters rally against the end of New York’s eviction moratorium. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Republicans chances of winning the Governor’s office. Also, COVID-19 is impacting elective surgeries at some upstate hospitals.
1/15/202227 minutes, 27 seconds
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#2201: During her first State of the State, Hochul vows to bring NY out of pandemic darkness | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: New York Governor Kathy Hochul delivers her first state of the state address; our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the speech. Also, a New York Congressman remembers the January 6th riot last year at the U.S. Capitol.
1/8/202227 minutes, 26 seconds
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#2153: A year in New York state politics and news | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette – a year in review. As 2021 comes to an end we take a look at the weaknesses of the Joint Commission on Public Ethics. Our political observer Alan Chartock with his political year in review. Also, we’ll take a look at a pilot program designed to improve outcomes for non-violent mental health emergency calls. Photo courtesy of JCOPE.
1/1/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2152: NY Health Commissioner tests positive as state sets new record for COVID-19 cases | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: New York Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett has tested positive for COVID-19. Governor Kathy Hochul made the announcement in a Monday briefing that also documented the worsening situation in the state as the omicron variant spreads. Our political observer Alan Chartock discusses his conversation with Albany County DA David Soares about bail reform. Also, we’ll report on a new business survey, which finds Capital Region employers will keep hiring in the new year. Photo courtesy of Mary Bassett’s official Twitter.
12/25/202127 minutes, 29 seconds
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#2151: Gov. Hochul defends NYS mask mandate, says it will be temporary | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: With at least one dozen counties in the state refusing to enforce the directive, New York Governor Kathy Hochul defends her statewide mask mandate. Our political observer Alan Chartock on the state ethic’s commission passing a resolution to require former Governor Andrew Cuomo turn over profits he received from his book advance to the state attorney general’s office. Also, we’ll talk to the stakeholders of Clean Path NY – one of the largest infrastructure energy projects in 50 years. Photo courtesy of Flickr/ Marco Verch.
12/18/202127 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2150: Malatras resigns as SUNY Chancellor | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras announces his resignation. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on New York Attorney General Tish James dropping out of the race for Governor in 2022. Also, the White House checks in on Albany’s Afghan resettlement efforts.
12/11/202127 minutes, 29 seconds
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#2149: Planned Parenthood President on SCOTUS hearing: "It's a really sad day" | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: A divided Supreme Court debates the issue of abortion and the future of Roe V. Wade, we’ll have reaction from the President of Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood. Our political observer Alan Chartock on his conversation with New York State Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes. Also, owners of small farms worry paying overtime to workers will put them out of business.  Photo courtesy of Chelly Hegan.
12/4/202126 minutes, 59 seconds
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#2148: Probe finds 'overwhelming evidence' of misconduct by Cuomo | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: The New York State Assembly has released its long-awaited report on an impeachment inquiry into former Gov. Andrew Cuomo; our political observer Alan Chartock discusses his interview with the former Governor that ended up in the report. Also, officials praise Canada’s decision to remove requirements for citizens traveling out of the country.
11/27/202127 minutes, 27 seconds
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#2147: JCOPE revokes approval for Cuomo's book deal | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: After a vote by the state ethics commission, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo may have to return at least part of the $5.1 million he was paid for his COVID-19 leadership book. Also, our political observer Alan Chartock discusses his conversation with Republican Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay. The American Lung Association’s fourth annual “State of Lung Cancer” report, finds Black New Yorkers are more likely to be diagnosed with lung cancer. Photo courtesy of JCOPE.
11/20/202127 minutes, 25 seconds
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#2146: The U.S. border and New York's tourism industry | The Legislative Gazette

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The U.S. border has re-opened and Governor Hochul pledges nearly a half billion dollars in grants for the state’s tourism industry, our political observer Alan Chartock on his conversation with the Chair of the state Conservative Party, and we take you to the biannual – Honor a Living Veteran ceremony in Albany.
11/12/202127 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2145: 2021 election recap | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: Republicans and conservatives claim victory in the rejection of three ballot proposals that would have expanded voting in the state. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Republican’s big win in New York and around the country. Also, we’ll have a conversation with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
11/6/202126 minutes, 28 seconds
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#2144: NY ballot propositions that would expand voting access face GOP backlash | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: Two propositions on the ballot in New York are drawing backlash from Republicans and conservatives. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on New York Attorney General Letitia James’ run for state governor. Also, lawmakers and advocates debate how to legalize sex work in New York.
10/29/202126 minutes, 50 seconds
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#2143: Gov. Hochul condemns Democratic Party chair for comments about Buffalo mayoral candidate | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: New York Governor Kathy Hochul condemns the state Democratic party Chair over remarks comparing an African American Buffalo mayoral candidate to a Ku Klux Klan leader, and our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on that controversy. Also, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer outlines plans to counter higher heating costs this winter. 
10/23/202127 minutes, 1 second
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#2142: Poll finds Hochul is "frontrunner" in governor's race | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: A new Marist poll finds New York Governor Kathy Hochul is the favorite for election next year, and our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the implications of that poll. Also, we’ll look back ten years at the start of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Photo courtesy of Marist Poll.
10/15/202127 minutes, 28 seconds
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#2141: NYS Democratic Chair endorses Hochul for governor as 2022 field takes shape | The Legislative Gazette

The leader of New York state’s Democratic Party is personally endorsing Governor Kathy Hochul for election in the June 2022 Democratic primary and the general election next November. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the possibility of former Governor Andrew Cuomo entering the 2022 gubernatorial race. Also, Albany County has formed an agreement with Suffolk and Westchester Counties to electrify its motor pool.
10/8/202126 minutes, 32 seconds
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#2140: Hochul Taps Bassett To Replace Zucker At NYSDOH | The Legislative Gazette

This week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul has named former New York City Health Commissioner Mary Bassett to lead the state’s health department. Our political observer discusses the idea of universal healthcare in New York. Also, a COVID vaccine mandate for healthcare workers started this week in New York — and with it, a fear of staffing shortages at medical facilities. Photo courtesy of Mary Bassett’s official Twitter page.
10/1/202126 minutes, 28 seconds
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#2139: NY Unemployment Insurance Fund Running A Deficit | The Legislative Gazette

This week, New York’s unemployment insurance fund, which the state Labor Department says has paid out over $100 billion dollars in benefits to millions of New Yorkers during the COVID-19 pandemic, is now running a deficit. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s decision to stop paying the legal bills of state employees who worked for former Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Also, at its latest meeting, the New York State Climate Action Council continued its work to create a plan to meet the state’s climate goals. Photo: ny.gov screenshot.
9/24/202126 minutes, 7 seconds
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#2138: Gov. Hochul Promotes New York's Reproductive Rights | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: In response to strict new abortion laws in Texas, Governor Hochul says she’ll make New York a safe legal haven for women’s reproductive health. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a new Siena Poll that measures the new Governor’s popularity. Also, state and local lawmakers in northern New York ask the Governor to push the White House to open the U.S – Canadian border.
9/17/202126 minutes, 44 seconds
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#2137: Gov. Hochul Requires Workplace COVID Safety Plans | The Legislative Gazette

This week, as the Delta variant surges, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is taking new steps to counter the spread of COVID-19. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on climate change and President Joe Biden’s visit to New York City and New Jersey. Over objections, both loud and soft, the operator of the company involved in the October 2018 limousine crash that killed 20 in Schoharie will avoid jail time.
9/10/202127 minutes, 26 seconds
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#2136: Schools, COVID And Congressional Races | The Legislative Gazette

This week, NYS School Boards Associate Director discusses student learning loss during the pandemic, and school reopening. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on this week’s special session for the state legislature. We also hear from a new republican candidate who has entered the race for New York’s 21st Congressional District.
9/3/202127 minutes, 28 seconds
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#2135: Hochul Takes Office | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: New York’s first female Governor, Kathy Hochul, says she wants people to believe in government again. We hear from our political observer Alan Chartock, who discusses the fact that women dominate the top leadership spots in state government. Also, a new solar farm is approved in Greene County.
8/27/202127 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2134: Hochul Says As Governor She’ll "Fight Like Hell" For NYers | The Legislative Gazette

This week on The Gazette, New York’s Lieutenant Governor, Kathy Hochul, in her first remarks since Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he’s resigning, says she intends to be a fighter for New York. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Hochul and the state’s future. Also, the New York State Education Department has released a health and safety guide for school districts as they prepare to reopen classrooms next month.
8/20/202127 minutes, 27 seconds
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#2133: Cuomo To Resign | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will resign in the face of sexual harassment allegations and an impeachment inquiry. We’ll talk with our political observer Alan Chartock about the announcement and the Democrat’s legacy. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul prepares to become New York’s first female governor. We’ll also speak with Syracuse University Professor Rebecca Ortiz about research looking at how political affiliations can impact one’s view of sexual harassment allegations.
8/13/202127 minutes, 35 seconds
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#2132: AG Finds Gov. Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women | The Legislative Gazette

This week, New York Attorney General Tish James released a bombshell report finding Governor Andrew Cuomo violated multiple state and federal laws by sexually harassing multiple women. Our political observer Alan Chartock discusses whether the Governor will be forced to resign. Also, we’ll look at the rules for traveling to Canada with the border set to open on August 9th.
8/6/202127 minutes, 26 seconds
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#2131: Coalition To Promote NY Clean Air And Water Amendment | The Legislative Gazette

This week, a newly formed coalition is joining with lawmakers to campaign for a ballot measure to give New Yorkers a constitutional right to clean air and clean water. Our political observer Alan Chartock discusses Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York’s 21st District’s comments on the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Also, amid ongoing unrest in Cuba, rallies for change in the Caribbean nation are continuing in upstate New York. Activists at the intersection of Delaware, Holland, and Morton Avenues in Albany, NY. (Dave Lucas)
7/30/202127 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2130: Voting Reforms And GlobalFoundries To Build Second Fab | The Legislative Gazette

This week, despite new voting reforms, a leading voter advocate says the state needs to do more before mail-in balloting is universally accessible. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with Westchester County Executive George Latimer. Also, more than 80 organizations urge New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to protect Rockland County’s drinking water.
7/23/202127 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2129: Cuomo, Adams Hold Unity Event & Mixed Reaction To Cuomo’s Gun Emergency Declaration | The Legislative Gazette

This week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held a unity event Wednesday with Eric Adams, the winner of the Democratic primary for New York City mayor. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Adams and the event. Also, Governor Cuomo’s “disaster emergency” over gun violence is drawing mixed reaction from local and federal officials. Photo courtesy of Flickr/ The Office of Gov. Cuomo
7/16/202127 minutes, 27 seconds
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#2128: Cuomo Targets Guns & Schumer Calls For Unilateral Opening Of Northern Border | The Legislative Gazette

Captured by WAMC This week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo targets guns after the COVID emergency as critics warn of a power grab. Our political obeserver Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Cuomo’s executive order regarding guns. The U.S.-Canada border has been closed since March 20, 2020, with all but essential travelers limited since. There have been growing calls on both sides to reopen the border now that vaccinations are curtailing the spread of COVID-19.
7/9/202127 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2127: Fiscal Watchdog FOILs NYS Health Dept. For COVID-19 Data | The Legislative Gazette

A fiscal watchdog group is using the Freedom of Information Law to try to get New York state’s health department to release more detailed data on the over 42,000 New Yorkers who died during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the NYC Board of Elections. At a rally, last weekend outside the governor’s mansion in Albany, activists and elected officials demanded an increase in clemencies granted to the incarcerated.
7/2/202127 minutes, 28 seconds
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#2126: November Ballot Question To Determine Right To Clean Air, Water In NY | The Legislative Gazette

This week, Environmental groups say there were some wins in the recently concluded New York State legislative session; including a new constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to clean air and water. But, business groups say the provision could lead to all sorts of complications. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the primary races in New York. Also, U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Colonie, New York this week. The Democrat is pushing to make the Universal School Meals program permanent.
6/25/202127 minutes, 28 seconds
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#2125: Cuomo Celebrates COVID Milestone By Lifting More Mandates | The Legislative Gazette

This week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that he’s lifting all remaining state COVID-19 restrictions, including requirements for mask-wearing and social distancing, and capacity limits at events. The announcement comes after New York reached the governor’s goal of 70% of adults receiving at least one dose of the vaccine. We also hear from our political observer Alan Chartock, who shares his thoughts on the 2021 New York City mayor’s race. And, three bills intended to upgrade U.S. drinking water systems and address toxic pollutants took a step forward Wednesday as the conversation in Washington D.C. focuses on a wide-ranging infrastructure package. Photo courtesy of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
6/18/202127 minutes, 26 seconds
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#2124: Indications Increase For Potential Border Re-Opening | The Legislative Gazette

This week, calls are intensifying for the border between the U.S and Canada to re-open. Federal authorities on both sides appear to be moving toward a possible phased in reopening soon. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock, shares his thoughts on the criminal justice reforms that continue to dominate at the end of the New York Legislative session. Also, the New York State Senate’s Judiciary Committee held a hearing Tuesday over Governor Andrew Cuomo’s nominees to the state’s highest court. (more…)
6/11/202127 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2123: NY GOP Lawmakers Push Back Against Criminal Justice Reforms | The Legislative Gazette

Democrats who lead the New York State legislature are moving ahead with several criminal justice reforms in the remaining weeks of the 2021 session. But Republicans are pushing back saying the measures go too far and will contribute to the rising crime rates across the state. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the proposed reforms. Also, the New York State Attorney General’s Office is suing the Rensselaer County Board of Elections over its early voting program.
6/4/202127 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2122: NY Ethics Panel Votes Against Issuing Subpoena In Scandal Involving Former Cuomo Aide | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette, we’ll report on what the state ethics commission did this week, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the NY prosecution of former President Donald Trump, and a new poll finds New Yorkers still don’t think Governor Andrew Cuomo should resign. (more…)
5/28/202127 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2121: Cuomo Earning $5.1M From COVID-19 Memoir The Legislative Gazette

This week on The Gazette, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed he will earn a total of $5.1M from his COVID-19 memoir. The disclosure further inflamed critics who are calling for his resignation over sexual harassment allegations. (more…)
5/21/202127 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2120: NY Bill Would Give Adult Sexual Abuse Survivors Their Day In Court | The Legislative Gazette

The week on The Gazette, a bill in the New York State legislature would give adult sexual abuse survivors their day in court. Also, former two-term Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino was in Plattsburgh Tuesday as he kicked off his second run for governor of New York. And, our political observer Alan Chartock discusses his conversation with Ithaca, New York Mayor Svante Myrick, and police reform. (more…)
5/14/202127 minutes, 28 seconds
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#2119: NY Lawmakers Mandate Minimum Staffing For Nursing Homes, Hospitals | The Legislative Gazette

This week on The Gazette, the New York State legislature on Tuesday approved measures that would require hospitals and nursing homes meet minimum staffing levels of nurses and other health care workers. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses his interview with New York State Conservative Party Chairman Gerard Kassar. Also, we’ll hear how the legalization of recreational cannabis in New York and New Jersey is bringing intense regulatory scrutiny. (more…)
5/7/202127 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2118: Embattled Gov. Cuomo Pursues Survival Strategy | The Legislative Gazette

This week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has come under fire for limiting the media’s access and ability to ask him questions as he faces a number of scandals. So far the strategy has delivered some benefits to the embattled Democrat. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the governor’s strategy. Also, the Siena College Research Institute has released its 14th annual survey of Upstate New York Business Leaders. (more…)
4/30/202127 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2117: Poll Offers Good And Bad News For Cuomo | The Legislative Gazette

A new Siena poll finds that scandals surrounding New York Governor Andrew Cuomo have taken a toll. Also, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is pushing back against claims from Governor Cuomo’s spokesperson that a recent referral to the state attorney general is politically motivated. Our political observer Alan Chartock discusses his conversation with DiNapoli on The Capitol Connection. (more…)
4/23/202127 minutes, 29 seconds
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#2115: NYS Budget Agreement Reached, Nearly One Week Late | The Legislative Gazette

This week on The Gazette, Nearly a week after it was due, Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State’s legislative leaders have announced the final agreement on a $212 billion budget deal. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the budget. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hosted a roundtable discussion with community leaders and advocates Monday in Hoosick Falls. She provided details on new legislation intended to address PFAS contamination and require medical monitoring for those affected by pollution. (more…)
4/9/202127 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2114: NY Legalizes Recreational Marijuana | The Legislative Gazette

This week on The Gazette, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to legalize adult recreational use of marijuana. The state legislature approved the measure Tuesday night. Opponents warn that it will lead more people to use the drug and that traffic accidents will increase. Also, our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the state budget. Four county executives in New York, including two from the Hudson Valley, are calling on the state to expand capacity at smaller baseball stadiums. (more…)
4/2/202127 minutes, 28 seconds
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#2113: Cuomo Impeachment Inquiry Begins & NYS Budget Deadline Looms | The Legislative Gazette

This week on The Gazette, The New York State Assembly Judiciary Committee held its first meeting of an impeachment inquiry into Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday, over allegations that he sexually harassed several women, as well as other controversies. But the chair of the committee, Democrat Charles Lavine, says it could be quite a while before it reaches any conclusions. Meanwhile, this is the last full week before the New York state budget is due. But with the April 1 deadline looming, two of the “three people in a room” who hash out the spending plan are questioning whether the third should remain in office. Also, our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the impeachment inquiry and recreational marijuana in New York State. (more…)
3/26/202127 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2112: A New Siena Poll Finds Support For Cuomo Despite Pressure To Resign | The Legislative Gazette

This week on The Gazette, The growing calls for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment and a nursing home scandal have focused attention on the state’s number two in command, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul.  Meanwhile, a new poll finds 50 percent of New York voters feel Governor Andrew Cuomo should not immediately resign. Also, our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the new poll. (more…)
3/19/202127 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2011: Calls For Cuomo’s Impeachment Grow & NY Lawmaker Drafts Bill To Assist Landlords | The Legislative Gazette

This week on The Gazette, The federal pandemic relief package moving through Congress will go a long way toward filling New York’s multi-billion dollar budget deficit. But Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature will still need to plug a smaller gap. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the embattled governor and the looming state budget. With eviction moratoriums continuing for almost a year, lawmakers in Albany are trying to find ways to assist landlords struggling from a loss of rent during the pandemic. (more…)
3/12/202127 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2110: Cuomo Offers Apology, Says He’s Not Resigning | The Legislative Gazette

This week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for the first time publicly addressed sexual harassment accusations against him Wednesday, saying he did not intend to make anyone uncomfortable and that he is truly sorry. Many are calling for his resignation, including some fellow Democrats, but the governor says he’s not leaving. (more…)
3/5/202127 minutes, 29 seconds
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#2109: Cuomo's Office Refutes Sexual Harassment Charges & Gillibrand, Rep. Maloney Announce Bill To Protect Firefighters From PFAS | The Legislative Gazette

This week, Two former female aides to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo are accusing him of bad behavior. One says the governor sexually harassed her in incidents that included inappropriate touching and an invitation to play strip poker. Cuomo denies the allegations. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the political ramifications of the allegations against the governor. Also, New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney were in Newburgh Monday announcing legislation to protect firefighters from PFAS. (more…)
2/26/202127 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2108: Cuomo Breaks Silence On Nursing Home COVID Deaths & Sen. Schumer Presses For Aid For Restaurants | The Legislative Gazette

This week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo broke days of silence over escalating accusations that he and his top aides deliberately withheld key COVID-19 death numbers of nursing home residents. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the controversy. Also, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is prioritizing restaurants in a new COVID-19 relief bill. (more…)
2/19/202127 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2107: NY Partners With Feds To Open Vaccine Sites & Chancellor Tours SUNY Plattsburgh COVID Test Site | The Legislative Gazette

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and officials from President Joe Biden’s administration say they will open mass COVID-19 vaccination sites in medically underserved areas, beginning in Queens and Brooklyn, and later upstate. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the ongoing controversy surrounding the number of deaths in NY nursing homes due to COVID-19. The Chancellor of the SUNY system visited three northern New York campuses Monday as students begin to return for in-person classes. (more…)
2/12/202127 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2106: Cuomo Deflects Blame From AG Nursing Home Report & Initiating Border Talks Amid COVID | The Legislative Gazette

This week on The Gazette, Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to blame what he says is an “ongoing political attack” for the controversy over the number of nursing home deaths in New York during the COVID-19 pandemic, that led to a critical report by the sta
2/6/202127 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2105: Gillibrand Assesses New Balance Of Power In Washington & Lawmakers: NYS Should Provide WiFi To People With Developmental Disabilities | The Legislative Gazette

This week on The Gazette, New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling for a lifeline for community health centers in the next COVID-19 relief package. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on New York’s vaccine rollou
1/30/202127 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2104: Cuomo Threatens To Sue Feds Over Aid Request & Plattsburgh MLK Celebration Goes Virtual | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, delivered his budget address Tuesday. The Democrat said the state’s fiscal future is dependent on how much aid it receives from Washington under the new administration of President Joe Biden and the
1/23/202127 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2103: Cuomo Says “We Are At War” With COVID & Security At State Capitols Stepped Up | The Legislative Gazette

This week on The Gazette, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday gave what he says is the first of four State of the State speeches. The Democrat says fighting the COVID-19 pandemic will be the top priority. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the governor’s message to New Yorkers. Also, […]
1/16/202127 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2102: Discovery Of U.K. COVID Variant & NY Vaccination Plans | The Legislative Gazette

This week on The Gazette, officials provided an update Tuesday on the recent discovery of the U.K. variant of COVID-19 in Saratoga County. Also, County leaders in New York say their health departments have been developing vaccination plans for years and can help smooth the rocky rollout of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination program. However, they […]
1/9/202127 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2101: NY Passes New Eviction Protections & NYS Lawmaker Wants Elected Officials To Wait Their Turn For The COVID Vaccine | The Legislative Gazette

On Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation providing new protections for tenants unable to make rent payments due to pandemic-related job losses and other financial challenges. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the legislation, and the upcoming U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia. Also, A New York state assemblyman […]
1/2/202127 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2052: Cuomo Floats Tax Increase & HV County Leaders Decry Latest Federal COVID Relief Package | The Legislative Gazette

This week on the Gazette, Governor Andrew Cuomo is floating the possibility that New York may have to raise taxes to close a pandemic related budget gap. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Cuomo’s remarks regarding the federal response to the new variant of COVID-19 discovered in the UK. Also, Congress has reached a deal […]
12/26/20200
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#2051: HV County Execs Detail COVID Vaccine Rollout & NYPA’s Strategic Plan Moving Forward | The Legislative Gazette

This week on The Gazette, we hear from a few Hudson Valley county executives about the COVID vaccine rollout. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the news that any federal COVID-19 stimulus package agreement will not include aid for local cities and towns. We also speak with the President and CEO […]
12/19/20200
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#2050: Cuomo-Latest Federal Relief Plan “A Down Payment” & Enviros Criticize Cuomo’s Veto Of A Bill To Further Protect Streams | The Legislative Gazette

This week on The Gazette, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’s on board with a proposal from Democrats in Congress to offer partial relief for states whose economies have been harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But, he says it would only be a stopgap m
12/12/20200
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#2050: Cuomo-Latest Federal Relief Plan “A Down Payment” & Enviros Criticize Cuomo’s Veto Of A Bill To Further Protect Streams | The Legislative Gazette

This week on The Gazette, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’s on board with a proposal from Democrats in Congress to offer partial relief for states whose economies have been harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But, he says it would only be a stopgap measure. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses monopolies in […]
12/12/20200
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#2049: NYS Thruway Tolls Will Rise For Non-E-ZPass Users & NY Assemblyman Calls For More Food Assistance Support | The Legislative Gazette

This week on The Gazette, the New York State Thruway Board voted to raise tolls by nearly a third for drivers who don’t have an electronic E-ZPass, beginning in January. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the politics of a COVID-
12/5/20200
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#2049: NYS Thruway Tolls Will Rise For Non-E-ZPass Users & NY Assemblyman Calls For More Food Assistance Support | The Legislative Gazette

This week on The Gazette, the New York State Thruway Board voted to raise tolls by nearly a third for drivers who don’t have an electronic E-ZPass, beginning in January. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the politics of a COVID-19 vaccine. We also hear from New York state Assemblyman D. Billy […]
12/5/20200
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#2048: NYS Senate Democrats Gain Supermajority & Retail Council Of NYS Has New Leader | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: Democrats win a supermajority in the state senate. We hear from our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock on what this new power means, and we’ll speak with the new President & CEO of the Retail Council of NYS.
11/28/20200
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#2048: NYS Senate Democrats Gain Supermajority & Retail Council Of NYS Has New Leader | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: Democrats win a supermajority in the state senate. We hear from our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock on what this new power means, and we’ll speak with the new President & CEO of the Retail Council of NYS.
11/28/20200
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#2047: Pressure On State Legislators & The COVID-19 Vaccine Feud | The Legislative Gazette

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: State Legislative leaders face pressure from a wide range of groups to deal with pandemic related economic issues; our political observer Al
11/21/20200
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#2047: Pressure On State Legislators & The COVID-19 Vaccine Feud | The Legislative Gazette

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: State Legislative leaders face pressure from a wide range of groups to deal with pandemic related economic issues; our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the president’s feud with Governor Cuomo over  a COVID-19 vaccine; […]
11/21/20200
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#2046: After Election Day, NY Eyes Resolution To Budget Deficit & COVID On The Rise | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: with election day come and gone New York Governor Andrew Cuomo,  and the state legislature need to make some major decisions soon. We also hear from our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock on what went wrong with the polling this
11/14/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2046: After Election Day, NY Eyes Resolution To Budget Deficit & COVID On The Rise | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: with election day come and gone New York Governor Andrew Cuomo,  and the state legislature need to make some major decisions soon. We also hear from our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock on what went wrong with the polling this election cycle, and as COVID-19 climbs again causing the University at Albany […]
11/14/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2045: Election Results And Hudson Valley Races | The Legislative Gazette

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: We’ll have the mixed results for Democrats and Republicans in this week’s elections, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thought
11/7/20200
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#2045: Election Results And Hudson Valley Races | The Legislative Gazette

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: We’ll have the mixed results for Democrats and Republicans in this week’s elections, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on some of the more closely watched contests, and we’ll report on a number of Hudson Valley races […]
11/7/20200
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#2044: Possible Democrat Supermajority & NY’s Early Voting Turnout | The Legislative Gazette

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Will Democrats in the state senate gain a supermajority in next weeks election, our political observer Alan Chartock on the huge turnout for
10/31/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2044: Possible Democrat Supermajority & NY’s Early Voting Turnout | The Legislative Gazette

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Will Democrats in the state senate gain a supermajority in next weeks election, our political observer Alan Chartock on the huge turnout for early voting in New York, and we’ll speak with NY’s Lt. Governor as well as the […]
10/31/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2043: Cuomo Releases Preliminary COVID Vaccination Plan & NY Correctional Facilities Restrict Visitors | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo releases a preliminary vaccination plan. We hear from our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock on whether President Donald Trump is right when he said NY is in play in the November election. Also, vi
10/24/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2043: Cuomo Releases Preliminary COVID Vaccination Plan & NY Correctional Facilities Restrict Visitors | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo releases a preliminary vaccination plan. We hear from our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock on whether President Donald Trump is right when he said NY is in play in the November election. Also, visitors will now be restricted at two upstate New York correctional facilities after recent covid […]
10/24/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2042: Absentee Ballot Complications & The Supreme Court’s Census Decision | The Legislative Gazette

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 l
10/17/20200
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#2042: Absentee Ballot Complications & The Supreme Court’s Census Decision | The Legislative Gazette

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 […]
10/17/20200
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Color Coded Coronavirus Hotspots & The Death Of former State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno | The Legislative Gazette #2041

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 thoug
10/10/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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Color Coded Coronavirus Hotspots & The Death Of former State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno | The Legislative Gazette #2041

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 […]
10/10/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2040: NY Childcare System & Schoharie Limo Crash | The Legislative Gazette

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 h
10/3/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2040: NY Childcare System & Schoharie Limo Crash | The Legislative Gazette

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 […]
10/3/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2019: Potential Voters; City Of Anarchy & A Pilot Program | The Legislative Gazette

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 Dep
9/26/20200
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#2019: Potential Voters; City Of Anarchy & A Pilot Program | The Legislative Gazette

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. labeling New York City as a “city of anarchy” to withhold federal funds; and there’s a pilot program in […]
9/26/20200
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#2038: Hard Financial Decisions & Racial Unrest | The Legislative Gazette

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 thought
9/19/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2038: Hard Financial Decisions & Racial Unrest | The Legislative Gazette

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 […]
9/19/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2037: Schumer Says The Show Must Go On & Back-To-School Concerns | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: New York U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer comes to Albany to promote bipartisan legislation to help the arts economy. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on how the NY Governor Cuomo has handled potential, massi
9/12/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2037: Schumer Says The Show Must Go On & Back-To-School Concerns | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: New York U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer comes to Albany to promote bipartisan legislation to help the arts economy. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on how the NY Governor Cuomo has handled potential, massive cuts to the state budget. We also hear from parents across the Hudson Valley with […]
9/12/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2036: Coronavirus Guidelines; New York’s Third Parties | The Legislative Gazette

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;
9/5/20200
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#2036: Coronavirus Guidelines; New York’s Third Parties | The Legislative Gazette

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 York’s third parties; […]
9/5/20200
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#2035: Cuomo Condemns New CDC Guidelines | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state won’t follow changes in CDC guidelines, which ease testing standards for Americans exposed to someone with COVID-19. The Democrat calls the changes “political propaganda.&#
8/29/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2035: Cuomo Condemns New CDC Guidelines | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state won’t follow changes in CDC guidelines, which ease testing standards for Americans exposed to someone with COVID-19. The Democrat calls the changes “political propaganda.”  We also hear from our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock, who discusses the state’s finances with Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, and […]
8/29/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2034: 2020 Elections & Support For The Postal Service | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: New York will allow voters to request a mail-in ballot for the November elections. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s speech at the Democratic National Convention, and we’ll take
8/22/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2034: 2020 Elections & Support For The Postal Service | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: New York will allow voters to request a mail-in ballot for the November elections. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’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.
8/22/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2033: June Primary Election Issues; COVID-19 Financial Disaster & Struggling Female Veterans | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: The New York State legislature holds a hearing on what went right and wrong with the June primary elections. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on how New York might overcome financial disaster amid COVID
8/15/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2033: June Primary Election Issues; COVID-19 Financial Disaster & Struggling Female Veterans | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: The New York State legislature holds a hearing on what went right and wrong with the June primary elections. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on how New York might overcome financial disaster amid COVID-19. We also hear a difficult story about struggling female veterans.
8/15/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2032: Hearings On COVID-19 Nursing Home Deaths | The Legislative Gazette

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 thousands of COVID-19 deaths among nursing home residents. Our political observer D
8/8/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2032: Hearings On COVID-19 Nursing Home Deaths | The Legislative Gazette

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 thousands of COVID-19 deaths among nursing home residents. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts about the obstacles facing SUNY as students return to campus for an […]
8/8/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2031: NY Trusted Traveler Program; COVID-19 & Schools | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’ll sue the federal government over its rationale for banning the state’s Trusted Traveler program. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a new analysis, which
8/1/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2031: NY Trusted Traveler Program; COVID-19 & Schools | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’ll sue the federal government over its rationale for banning the state’s Trusted Traveler program. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a new analysis, which finds several private colleges may “perish” due to the devastating economic impact of COVID-19. We also […]
8/1/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2030: Trump Lawsuit; Assembly Speaker Sentencing; & Closure Of The U.S. Discussion | The Legislative Gazette

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Three attorney generals announce their lawsuit against the Trump Administration for rolling back protections under the Affordable Care Act;
7/25/20200
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#2030: Trump Lawsuit; Assembly Speaker Sentencing; & Closure Of The U.S. Discussion | The Legislative Gazette

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Three attorney generals 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 […]
7/25/20200
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#2029: Advocates Want Rent Payments Canceled & A Virtual Town Hall On Citizen Interaction With Police | The Legislative Gazette

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
7/18/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2029: Advocates Want Rent Payments Canceled & A Virtual Town Hall On Citizen Interaction With Police | The Legislative Gazette

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 […]
7/18/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2028: Governor Cuomo’s Expanded Powers & Cash-Strapped Local Governments| The Legislative Gazette

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 th
7/11/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2028: Governor Cuomo’s Expanded Powers & Cash-Strapped Local Governments| The Legislative Gazette

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.
7/11/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2027: Withholding State Aid & Cuomo On Trump | The Legislative Gazette

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
7/4/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2027: Withholding State Aid & Cuomo On Trump | The Legislative Gazette

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 […]
7/4/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2026: City Budgets; Primary Elections; Utility Shutoffs | The Legislative Gazette

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
6/29/202027 minutes, 22 seconds
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#2026: City Budgets; Primary Elections; Utility Shutoffs | The Legislative Gazette

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 […]
6/29/202027 minutes, 22 seconds
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#2025: NY Bill For Privacy; Flanagan Steps Down & Policing In NY | The Legislative Gazette

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 step
6/20/20200
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#2025: NY Bill For Privacy; Flanagan Steps Down & Policing In NY | The Legislative Gazette

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; we’ll speak with the Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul and the Commander of the State […]
6/20/20200
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#2024: Police Reform | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: In the wake of the death of George Floyd, the New York State legislature has passed a package of bills on police reform. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the historic legislation, and much more. We a
6/13/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2024: Police Reform | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: In the wake of the death of George Floyd, the New York State legislature has passed a package of bills on police reform. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the historic legislation, and much more. We also hear about two state legislators, who have come up with an […]
6/13/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2023: Upcoming Primary; Criticism Of Mayor Bill De Blasio; Protest In Albany | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: voting rights advocates say we need to ensure everyone can vote in the upcoming primary; our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s criticism of NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio’s handling of the looting
6/6/20200
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#2023: Upcoming Primary; Criticism Of Mayor Bill De Blasio; Protest In Albany | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: voting rights advocates say we need to ensure everyone can vote in the upcoming primary; our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s criticism of NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio’s handling of the looting in Manhattan; we’ll also cover a protest in Albany, and hear the responses from […]
6/6/20200
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#2022: COVID-19 Updates In New York | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: We receive COVID-19 updates from New York’s leaders. Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued an executive order, allowing businesses to deny entry to customers who aren’t wearing a mask. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock sha
6/1/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2022: COVID-19 Updates In New York | The Legislative Gazette

On this week’s Gazette: We receive COVID-19 updates from New York’s leaders. Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued an executive order, allowing businesses to deny entry to customers who aren’t wearing a mask. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s visit with President Trump. We also get an update from Lieutenant Governor […]
6/1/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2021: NY’s $14 Billion Dollar Budget Deficit; Presidential Primary Cancellation Attempt | The Legislative Gazette

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 C
5/26/20200
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#2021: NY’s $14 Billion Dollar Budget Deficit; Presidential Primary Cancellation Attempt | The Legislative Gazette

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 […]
5/26/20200
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#2020: Money For States Affected By COVID-19; Raising Taxes | The Legislative Gazette

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 sh
5/26/20200
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#2020: Money For States Affected By COVID-19; Raising Taxes | The Legislative Gazette

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 […]
5/26/20200
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#2019: A Limited Reopening And Keeping The Lights On | The Legislative Gazette

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 thou
5/15/20200
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#2019: A Limited Reopening And Keeping The Lights On | The Legislative Gazette

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; and we’ll talk to a New York Power Authority employee’s sequestered work to keep the lights on […]
5/14/20200
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#2018: Governor Cuomo’s High Approval Rating And Will Saratoga’s Race Course Open? | The Legislative Gazette

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 obser
5/10/20200
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#2018: Governor Cuomo’s High Approval Rating And Will Saratoga’s Race Course Open? | The Legislative Gazette

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 […]
5/10/20200
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#2017: Contact Tracing For COVID-19 & Cuomo Meets With Trump | The Legislative Gazette

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 s
4/28/20200
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#2017: Contact Tracing For COVID-19 & Cuomo Meets With Trump | The Legislative Gazette

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 […]
4/27/20200
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#2016: New Yorker’s Must Wear Face Masks; A $10 Billion Budget Deficit & A Nurse On The Front Lines | The Legislative Gazette

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
4/18/20200
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#2016: New Yorker’s Must Wear Face Masks; A $10 Billion Budget Deficit & A Nurse On The Front Lines | The Legislative Gazette

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; […]
4/18/20200
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#2015: Cuomo Is America’s Governor; COVID-19 And Mental Health | The Legislative Gazette

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
4/16/20200
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#2015: Cuomo Is America’s Governor; COVID-19 And Mental Health | The Legislative Gazette

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” […]
4/16/20200
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#2014: New York City’s COVID-19 Rate; State Budget’s Economic Pain; UAlbany 3D Printing Face Shields | The Legislative Gazette

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 numbe
4/10/20200
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#2013: Cuomo’s COVID-19 Leadership And How Businesses Are Staying Active | The Legislative Gazette

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 deadlin
4/10/20200
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#2014: New York City’s COVID-19 Rate; State Budget’s Economic Pain; UAlbany 3D Printing Face Shields | The Legislative Gazette

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 […]
4/9/20200
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#2013: Cuomo’s COVID-19 Leadership And How Businesses Are Staying Active | The Legislative Gazette

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 […]
4/9/20200
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#2012: State Budget & Leadership Amid A Crisis | The Legislative Gazette

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 C
4/9/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2012: State Budget & Leadership Amid A Crisis | The Legislative Gazette

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 […]
4/9/202027 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2011: Governor Cuomo & The Coronavirus; Vermonters Privacy Rights | The Legislative Gazette

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 pow
3/16/20200
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#2010: Politics & COVID-19; Legislation On PFAS | The Legislative Gazette

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 t
3/16/20200
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#2011: Governor Cuomo & The Coronavirus; Vermonters Privacy Rights | The Legislative Gazette

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 […]
3/15/20200
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#2010: Politics & COVID-19; Legislation On PFAS | The Legislative Gazette

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.
3/15/20200
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#2009: Evacuation In Albany & Assemblymember Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes | The Legislative Gazette

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s episode: Jewish community centers across the country were emailed anonymous threats prompting an evacuation in Albany; our political observer Alan Ch
3/3/202028 minutes, 30 seconds