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The Talks Continue
July 15th, 2009

As Democrats — at least those still in Albany — remain huddled in conference, one senator said there could still be action on mayoral control of city schools.

Sen. Martin Dilan, who authored a draft report sharply critical of mayoral control earlier this year, told David King, “The mayor is listening and the governor, is listening.” As a result, Dilan said, “Things are looking up.”

As for the bill passed by the Assembly and backed by the mayor, which extends the current system with a few tweaks, Dilan said, “it could be salvaged.”

Earlier today the mayor and the Senate seemed far apart, with the mayor issuing a statement blasting the Senate for not voting on mayoral control and Sen. Kevin Parker accusing the mayor of failing to negotiate in good faith.

Whether Dilan’s comments indicate a vote could come today or tomorrow is anyone’s guess, although some senators had previously ruled that out. With at least two Democrats having gone back to New York City and with one on his honeymoon, Democrats would need Republican votes to pass any measure. In general, Senate Republicans support mayoral control in its current incarnation.

By on July 15, 2009, 5:32 pm
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