State education officials are studying how Mr. de Blasio's pledge to charge rent to charters that operate in city buildings could affect the amount of funding the city receives for facilities.New York City gets more than $1 billion a year from the state to defray the cost of school facilities—partially paying for leases, renovations, purchases and new construction. The state Education Department distributes the building aid through formulas established in state law.State officials said they could consider pulling back some of that funding if it appears that the city is turning a profit on the space used by charter schools—recouping more than its share of expenses. It could be complicated, though, to figure out exactly how that would be measured, state officials said.
Sounds like a bit of a threat coming from the state to back up the charter sector.
I'm sure all that campaign money they're handing to Cuomo will have no effect on any of this, however.
This is just SED looking to do the right thing for everybody.