ALBANY - Gov. Cuomo is pressing Mayor de Blasio to resolve controversies over charter schools — including three lawsuits — before the state has to get involved, a source said.
"The governor is urging the mayor to settle charter school issues, meaning co-location and funding issues and the lawsuits so the state doesn't have to step in," the source said.
Rumor has it Cuomo's message came wrapped in a newspaper.
The DN goes on to point this out:
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has said he doesn’t see a need to enact charter changes.
The question for de Blasio?
How much does Shelly Silver mean it when he says he sees no need to enact charter changes.
If Shelly's busy negotiating those changes behind closed doors with Cuomo, Skelos and Klein during budget talks, de Blasio got no leg to stand on in this fight.
And I suspect that is exactly what is happening.