From the Morning Memo:

The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday will consider a bill that would re-establish power to Comptroller Tom DiNapoli to oversee procurement in certain economic development projects.

It’s a dry sounding topic, sure, but it carries implications for economic development oversight going forward and is indicative of the ongoing fallout from the contentious budget process in Albany that wrapped up 10 days into the state’s fiscal year.

The procurement measure comes after a half dozen prominent upstate developers, ex-SUNY Polytechnic President Alain Kaloyeros and former close gubernatorial aide Joe Percoco were charged in a bribery and bid-rigging case.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the aftermath proposed his own procurement changes to oversee contracting the established new posts, including a chief procurement officer.

But DiNapoli, a rival of the governor’s, had urged lawmakers to take up legislation that would re-authorize his office to have jurisdiction over contracting at SUNY construction projects — power that he was stripped of in 2011.

Deputy Senate Majority Leader John DeFrancisco, who had been sharply critical of Cuomo during the budget talks, said the bill being considered today by Finance Committee is a basic reform he says is needed.

“I think that’s a reform that’s important. I think it’s a reform because you have to have some type of oversight for that,” said DeFrancisco, a Republican from Syracuse. “I don’t think we’ve worked out all the details, but I’m looking forward to dealing with the Assembly.”

Good-government organizations are pushing the bill, too, after lawmakers and Cuomo did not agree to any ethics law changes in the state budget as initially proposed by the governor.

Cuomo said the Legislature didn’t have an appetite for the proposed changes, which included constitutional amendments for term limits, limiting private-sector income and bills aimed at making it easier to vote in New York.