Friday, June 16, 2017

Lawmakers Leave Capitol with No Deals on Major Issues


ALBANY — There are chairs in the lobby outside the state Senate chamber that can swallow you, and sitting pensively in one of them on Thursday afternoon was Assemblyman Danny O’Donnell.

“I think of my job these weeks as directing the flow,” the Democrat from Morningside Heights explained. “I wait for the dam to break, then steer water. That dam is mayoral control.”

He and everyone else will spend the weekend waiting.

Lawmakers left the Capitol late Thursday without deals on reauthorizing mayoral control of New York City schools, lifting the cap on the number of charter schools, renewing sales tax needed by suburban and upstate counties, increasing oversight of economic development after a bid-rigging scandal or increasing the statute of limitations for victims of child sex abuse. 

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Source: Politico (via The Empire Report)

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