Mayoral Control to Be Passed Sometime Between Today and End of Time

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The wrangling between State Senate Democrats and Mayor Bloomberg continues today on a bill restoring mayoral control of the schools. The Democrats want guarantees from Bloomberg, Sheldon Silver, and Governor Paterson that their amendments will be passed by the Assembly in September, though negotiations are difficult today as Bloomberg is in D.C. testifying at the confirmation hearing of Sonia Sotomayor. At least one senator, who opposes the bill without the amendments, doesn't mind the delay. "We’re not in a hurry," Queens senator Shirley Huntley told the Daily News. "I could be here forever.” [PolitickerNY, Daily Politics/NYDN]