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Joe A. Hairston
Dallas Dance, Kevin Kamenetz and the Baltimore County way
Dallas Dance, Kevin Kamenetz and the Baltimore County way

Every bit of what just happened to the Baltimore County school system's budget proposal — the superintendent's request for a major increase in funds, the closed-doors meetings between board members and County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, the superintendent's decision to cut his own request — was entirely predictable to anyone who has followed county politics. It has happened every time a superintendent has chosen to violate the unspoken rule that you don't make the county executive look bad by requesting more money than he wants to give. Well, not entirely unspoken; there was one instance in 2001 when a second-term county councilman by the name of Kevin...

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