From the Morning Memo:

The menu of have-to bills this month is a relatively light one for state lawmakers returning to Albany on Monday from a Memorial Day break.

Few measures, aside from Kendra’s Law and reauthorizing mayoral control of New York City schools, face end-of-month deadlines.

That gives lawmakers some time to posture a bit over the mayoral control piece, with Assembly Democrats linking the extension to tax measures impacting predominantly suburban and upstate communities and Senate Republicans needling Mayor Bill de Blasio on transparency.

On Monday, the Senate plans to focus on state mandates, considering a bill today that would require the state to full fund any program that’s imposed on a municipality.

Another bill being considered today would award attorneys’ fees to successful parties in order to encourage compliance with the Freedom of Information Law.

But the session is chugging to close, for the moment, with little drama after Gov. Andrew Cuomo in April said the Legislature should drive the process for the remainder of the spring.

This in part allowed Cuomo to focus on his pet issues like infrastructure and building, as well as rail against federal proposals aimed at overhauling the nation’s health care.

At the same time, the Senate has become embroiled in side issues like a controversy over stipends for non-committee chairs and the pitched battle between the Independent Democratic Conference and mainline Democrats in the chamber.

Good-government organizations and budget watchdogs are still hopeful a version of procurement will pass this month in both houses as well as the creation of a “database of deals” to track spending.

The move would mark the only legislative response to corruption since the arrests last year of prominent upstate developers, the former president of SUNY Polytechnic and a formerly close aide to the governor in an alleged bid rigging plot.