Skelos reiterated his support for a permanent cap on property taxes and noted the chamber will debate an extension of mayoral control of New York City schools, saying it should “not be renewed as it is.”
Skelos also pushed for the education investment tax credit as well as to finish the remaining agreed-upon measures in the Women’s Equality Agenda.
He expressed concern with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s creation of a wage board to increase the state minimum wage for fast-food workers.
My guess is, charter proponents will look to link extension of mayoral control (something Mayor de Blasio wants) to a charter cap increase (something Mayor de Blasio doesn't want.)
So even though Skelos didn't directly mention a charter cap increase, it's implicit in the part of the statement about NYC mayoral control only getting an extension with revisions.
I can't imagine, even during a legislative session that has seen heads of both legislative houses arrested on criminal charges, that the charter school operators won't put the squeeze on legislators to make sure that they're taken care of before the end of the session.