You can find the region's most in-depth look at New York State politics and government each week on The Legislative Gazette. Hosted by David Guistina, the program features regular commentary by syndicated columnist and political scientist Dr. Alan Chartock. On each program, the award-winning WAMC News Team combines forces to bring you a wrap-up of the week's political news, the goings on in and around the legislature, and the stories that will keep you well-informed and in the know.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.