Thursday, July 16, 2009

Senate Stiff-Arms Bloomberg

The Times is reporting the Senate will adjourn for the summer without passing the Republican bill to renew mayoral control on the mayor's terms.

It was another setback for the mayor’s legislative agenda in Albany, where he has been repeatedly thwarted by lawmakers who complain that he employs a my-way-or-the-highway approach....

“The mayor’s people are telling us they will not budge, they will not accept anything that isn’t their version of the bill,” said Senator Bill Perkins, a Harlem Democrat who is one of several senators from the city calling on the mayor to accept the changes. “We live in a democracy, not a dictatorship.”

While the mayor has pleaded with the governor to keep the Senate in Albany, the Times reports the issue is not likely to be picked up again until September.

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