The Legislative Gazette

#1640: Of Corruption, Pay Raises, And Pipelines

On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo makes changes to prevent any future bid rigging in his upstate economic development programs, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on whether legislators deserve a pay raise, and a NY Congressmen wants the President to intervene in a pipeline project.

#1639: Bharara Brings Charges To Former Gov. Aides And SUNY Poly President

On this week’s Gazette: U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara brings charges against two former Cuomo Administration officials and the head of SUNY Polytechic, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts the alleged pay to play charges and their impact, if any, on the Governor, and we’ll take you to Newburgh for a public meeting on water contamination.

 

#1638: Can Republicans Keep Control Of The Senate?

On this week’sGazette: A primary win this week may help Republicans keep control of the state senate, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on some of the primary results, and the Moral Monday movement comes to the state capitol.

 

#1637: NYS Health Commissioner Grilled Over PFOA Hearings

On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo’s health commissioner is grilled by lawmakers over the state’s handling of water contamination in Hoosick Falls, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on early voting, and 55 colleges and universities across the state sign the Reforming the Energy Vision Campus Challenge.

 

#1636: New York’s Senate Hearing On PFOA In Hoosick Falls

On this week’s Gazette: A long awaited Senate hearing on PFOA contamination in Hoosick Falls, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the politics of tainted water, and Adirondack lakes are dealing with the spiny water flea.

 

#1635: Assembly Hearing On Cuomo’s Economic Development Programs

On this week’s Gazette: A look inside a recent Assembly hearing on the Governor’s economic development programs, a conversation about the relationship between the Governor and the Mayor of New York City between our political observer Alan Chartock and Daily News Albany Bureau Chief Ken Lovett, and our Pat Bradley speaks with 21st district house Republican Elise Stefanik.

 

#1634: Ethics Reform Measure Sits On Governor’s Desk

 

On this week’s Gazette: An ethics reform measure approved by the legislature at the end of the legislative session still hasn’t been signed by the Governor, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor’s relationship with state democrats, and A local mayor and a Congressman joined forces to call for additional federal funding to remediate Brownfields.

#1633: Cuomo V. DiNapoli

On this week’sGazette: Governor Cuomo has not been getting along with other Democrats in the state this summer, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s comments about fellow Democrat and State Comptroller Dinapoli, and NY US Senator Charles Schumer makes stops upstate.

 

#1632: NYS Legislative Pay Raises And A Lack Of Trump In Plattsburgh

On this week’s Gazette: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cancels a planned appearance in Plattsburgh, our political observer Alan Chartock weighs in on the possibility of legislative pay raises, and we’ll have a look at the progress of some of the state’s economic development programs.

#1631: NY Governor Cuomo’s Address To The DNC

Our Capitol Correspondent Karen Dewitt reports on Governor Cuomo’s address to the DNC in Philadelphia, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Cuomo’s speech and convention politics, and a corruption probe by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara extends to Westchester County.

#1630: All Eyes On The RNC

On this week’s Gazette: New York’s delegation is in the national spotlight at the Republican National Convention, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with Republican Committee Chair Ed Cox about the convention, and Governor Cuomo’s office issued a report on the impact tourism has on New York’s economy.

#1629: Cuomo Administration Under Fire For Hoosick Falls Handling

On this week’s Gazette: the Governor’s administration faces greater scrutiny over handling of the water crisis in Hoosick Falls, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the continuing investigations into the Governor’s top aides, and thousands of more low-income New Yorkers are now eligible for SNAP benefits.

#1628: Start-Up NY & Economic Development

On this week’s Gazette: The Governor calls for patience after a report on his economic development plan finds it created a small number of jobs, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the problems with the Governor’s Start Up NY plan, and the Governor travels to Plattsburgh to distribute revitalization funds.

#1627: Results From This Week’s Primaries

On this week’s Gazette: We’ll have results from this week’s primaries, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on how a Supreme court decision this week might impact the convictions of disgraced assembly speaker Sheldon Silver and Majority Dean Skelos, and the Governor focuses on the positive at public events.

#1626: Reflections On End Of Session

On this week’s Gazette: As the legislature wrapped up the 2016 session, just two ethics proposals remained, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the end of session, and federal, state and local officials update residents of Newburgh about PFOS water contamination.

#1625: The End Of The Legislative Session

On this week’s Gazette: the legislative session winds down, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on lawmakers agreement over rail improvements, and Muslims and public officials in NY call for peace after the mass shooting in Orlando.

#1624: Will There Be A Comptroller Review Of Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion?

On this week’sGazette: two lawmakers ask the state comptroller to review governor Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion economic development projects, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s call to ensure that supposedly independent political groups aren’t hijacking elections by improperly working with campaigns, and a first of a kind project is launched on the Hudson River.

#1622: Millions Of Dollars Approved For The Buffalo Billion Project

On this week’s Gazette: amid questions over a federal probe, a board controlled by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the legislative leaders voted to approve over $485 million for the Buffalo Billion project, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Buffalo Billion vote, and health advocates gather at the state capitol in Albany to call for closure of what they call an “e-cigarette loophole.”

#1621: Cuomo Reacts To Widening Buffalo Billion Probe

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo denies that he’s feeling “defensive” about the widening federal probe of his administration’s economic development projects, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on this week’s school budgets votes which were overwhelmingly approved statewide, and the state is awarding $1 million each to three colleges whose student-led teams won a competition to develop clean energy plans.

#1620: Federal Probe Threatens Lawmaker’s Attention During Remaining Session

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: State Lawmakers insist they’ll forge head as a federal investigation into Governor Cuomo’s former aides threatens to consume the rest of session, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the US Attorney’s probe, and the US EPA meets with stakeholders as it kicks off its second five-year review of GE’s Hudson River PCB cleanup.

#1619: Questions Remain After Cuomo Explains Federal Probe

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the Governor’s explanation of some of the circumstances of a US Attorney’s probe into his administration has left some unanswered questions, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on that probe and the sentencing of Sheldon Silver, and two New York politicians announce they’re leaving politics.

#1618: NY Takes Steps To Fight Opioid Crisis

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: New York City mayor Bill De Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo appear to be at odds again, this time as the U.S. Attorney is investigating De Blasio’s fundraising tactics. Anti-pipeline activists are putting pressure on the state to stop a natural gas pipeline expansion after two other pipeline plans were dropped. Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the effect of the New York primaries on the presidential race, and we’ll take a look at efforts to fight the opioid addiction crisis in upstate New York.

#1617: New Efforts Propose NY And VT Ban Crude Oil Transport

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: we’ll have results from this week’s Presidential primaries in New York, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the winners and losers in two special elections in New York City, and there’s a new effort to convince federal representatives from New York and Vermont to ban crude oil transport.

#1616: Presidential Candidates Visit Capital Region Days Before Primary

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Presidential candidates make a swing through New York days before the primary, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on NY’s importance in this years presidential contest, and we’ll report on Equal Pay day for women in New York.

#1615: NYPIRG’s Blair Horner Discusses State Budget Process

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Fractivists hope to play a role in NY’s Presidential primary, we follow Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign visit to the capital region, and our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with NYPIRG’s Blair Horner about the state budget process.

#1614: NY State Lawmakers Pass $156 Billion Budget

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: state lawmakers pass a 156 billion dollar budget, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the spending plan, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announces a key review of General Electric’s cleanup of the Hudson River.

#1613: No Plans To Include Ethics Reform In Budget, Say NY Lawmakers

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: New York state is the last state to approve Mixed Martial Arts, our political observer Alan Chartock, shares his thoughts on New York Lawmakers saying they won’t include ethics reform in budget negotiations, and Senator Schumer promotes legislation to empower disabled people.

#1612: Lobbying Against $15 Min. Wage Intensifies At Capitol

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Lobbying against the 15 dollar minimum wage intensifies at the capitol, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on education funding in New York, and we’ll take you to town hall meeting in the hudson valley about how to deal with the opioid

#1611: Cuomo’s Efforts On Corruption Are Not Enough, Say Good Gov. Groups

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Leaders of three good government groups say New York Governor Andrew Cuomo isn’t doing enough to address Albany’s chronic corruption problem, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on that accusation, and the state’s Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction has kicked off a series of statewide forums.

#1610: Groups Call For Changes To The Constitutional Convention Process

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Government reform groups call for major changes to the constitutional convention process, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with Blair Horner, Executive Director of NYPIRG, and a lawmaker from the Hudson Valley introduces an ethics reform package.

#1609: NY Launches App To Help Vets Connect With Programs And Services

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo is touring the state promoting his ideas including a 15$ minimum wage, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with State GOP Committee Chair Ed Cox, and New York launches a new mobile app to connect veterans and their families with programs and services.