In the Chaos, Senate Dems May See One Last Opportunity to Wrest Schools From the Mayor

ALBANY—As both sides of the State Senate leadership struggle inch closer to an operating agreement, Democrats are positioning themselves to take one last crack at diluting mayoral control of city schools.
Speaking to reporters after an extraordinary session that lasted just over three minutes, Senators Malcolm Smith and John Sampson, the leaders of the Democratic conference, insisted that they did not want to work out the problems and convene in a regular legislative session, which David Paterson is suggesting as the easiest way to accomplish what needs to be accomplished. In a regular session, only bills that have already passed the Assembly would be eligible to become law.

In the Chaos, Senate Dems May See One Last Opportunity to Wrest Schools From the Mayor