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Balto. schools food bills a waste, no matter where the money comes from

In regard to the Baltimore City School System's catering bills, it's all taxpayers' dollars ("City schools food bills top $1 million," June 28). Does it really matter where the tax dollars come from local, state or federal? Once again a government agency and it's leadership show that they have no respect for our tax dollars. Do they understand it is not their money?

J. Heming, Baltimore

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