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28 minutes | Jul 24, 2021
#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.
27 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
#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
28 minutes | Jul 10, 2021
#2128: Cuomo Targets Guns & Schumer Calls For Unilateral Opening Of Northern Border | The Legislative Gazette
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.
27 minutes | Jul 3, 2021
#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.
27 minutes | Jun 26, 2021
#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.
27 minutes | Jun 19, 2021
#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.
28 minutes | Jun 12, 2021
#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.
28 minutes | Jun 5, 2021
#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.
28 minutes | May 29, 2021
#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.
28 minutes | May 22, 2021
#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.
27 minutes | May 15, 2021
#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.
28 minutes | May 8, 2021
#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.
28 minutes | May 1, 2021
#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.
27 minutes | Apr 24, 2021
#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.
28 minutes | Apr 10, 2021
#2115: NYS Budget Agreement Reached, Nearly One Week Late | The Legislative Gazette
27 minutes | Apr 3, 2021
#2114: NY Legalizes Recreational Marijuana | The Legislative Gazette
28 minutes | Mar 27, 2021
#2113: Cuomo Impeachment Inquiry Begins & NYS Budget Deadline Looms | The Legislative Gazette
28 minutes | Mar 20, 2021
#2112: A New Siena Poll Finds Support For Cuomo Despite Pressure To Resign | The Legislative Gazette
28 minutes | Mar 13, 2021
#2011: Calls For Cuomo’s Impeachment Grow & NY Lawmaker Drafts Bill To Assist Landlords | The Legislative Gazette
28 minutes | Mar 6, 2021
#2110: Cuomo Offers Apology, Says He’s Not Resigning | The Legislative Gazette
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