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January 25, 2013
Brand new Brooklyn Assemblyman Walter T. Mosley wants to pick up where his high-profile predecessor left off: trying to block Mayor Bloomberg’s efforts to close schools.
Before he was elected to Congress last year, Hakeem Jeffries was the lead sponsor on a bill that called on a two-year moratorium for closures in New York City. It passed overwhelmingly in the Democratic-controlled Assembly, but then lost momentum. First, it died in the Republican-controlled Senate and then lost its sponsor when Jeffries headed to Washington, D.C.
Now, union officials and other advocates who oppose the Bloomberg administration’s school closure policies are looking for a new lawmaker to carry the torch for this year’s session.