Dems Put School-Control Proposal on Mayor’s Desk

ALBANY—Democrats in the State Senate are wandering back into the chamber now to act on a series of local measures, but not school governance legislation. Yet.
Democrats have sent a memorandum of understanding saying they will act on the Assembly bill, which maintains the central thrust of mayoral control, if assurance is given that several amendments will be passed later in the Assembly and signed by the governor. Democratic senators say they want the MOU signed by representatives of Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Sheldon Silver and David Paterson.
“I won’t know until the end of the day,” Senator Shirley Huntley, a Queens Democrat who has opposed the Assembly bill, said.