More Than Mayoral Control: De Blasio’s End of Session Priorities
De Blasio & Heastie (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayor’s Office)
It is easy to mistakenly think there is only one thing Mayor Bill de Blasio wants from state lawmakers before they conclude the dwindling legislative session in Albany. Negotiations over an extension of soon-to-expire mayoral control of New York City schools have sucked most of the oxygen from the proverbial room — though not the room, of ‘three men’ fame, which sat empty for months, until Monday — leaving little time and attention for de Blasio’s other top priorities needing state action.
So it was again on Monday, when de Blasio, …