Kruger: Mayoral Control Bill ‘DOA’

ALBANY—School governance legislation is in trouble.
A meeting last night between Senator John Sampson, the Democratic conference leader, and Senators Bill Perkins and Shirley Huntley with Deputy Mayors Kevin Sheekey and Dennis Walcott did not go well, a Democratic source said. Depending on the outcome of a Democratic conference scheduled for noon, the legislation might not be acted on. Some senators remain stridently opposed.
“That Assembly school governance bill is not a negotiated bill. It’s DOA. City Hall is not a fourth branch of government,” Senator Carl Kruger, a Brooklyn Democrat, just told me by phone. “Let’s put it this way—to the extent that I can influence, I think they’re going to hear the strong positions of the conference itself.

Kruger: Mayoral Control Bill ‘DOA’