From the Morning Memo:

The Democratic-led Assembly today will consider a bill that would extend mayoral control of New York City schools, with a three-year expiration date.

The 2018 sunset is one that’s preferred by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as Mayor Bill de Blasio seeks a permanent extension of the measure first successfully sought by his Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent predecessor Michael Bloomberg.

But even as de Blasio and his Democratic allies in the Assembly sought longer extensions (the conference this year backed a five-year extension) the bill avoids making major changes to mayoral control.

Mayoral control is due to sunset in June after its last extension, in 2009.

It’s unclear if Senate Republicans will bite on this deal. Before Dean Skelos stepped down as majority leader, Republican lawmakers had suggested they would like to have a debate on the effectiveness of mayoral control, a prospect they did not push when Bloomberg was mayor.

Newly elected Majority Leader John Flanagan in a statement on Sunday, without specifying, said “reforms” needed to be made to mayoral control.

“Reforms need to be made to the statute authorizing mayoral control of New York City schools to guarantee transparency and accountability, and to require that New York City provides enough local funding to underperforming schools,” he said.

Still, having the Assembly and Senate agree on a mayoral control bill early enough could clear a significant issue from Albany’s agenda as lawmakers also look ahead to expiring rent control regulations for New York City.

Cuomo is still pushing for an increase in the statewide cap on charter schools as well as an education investment tax credit bill that is opposed by Assembly Democrats.

Elsewhere, western New York Republican Sen. Pat Gallivan told The Buffalo News he was open to a mayoral control proposal as Democrats push an alternative plan.

Freshman Sen. Marc Panepinto is backing a measure that would provide Mayor Byron Brown with “mayoral input” over his city’s school system. He said in a Capital Tonight last month the Cuomo administration was behind the broader mayoral control push.