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Community groups locked in Baltimore budget impasse

Community groups locked in Baltimore budget impasse

Community advocates concerned with library closures and public health cuts said Tuesday that they were trapped in the middle of a political feud between Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the City Council.

The administration refused Tuesday to release a list of budget cuts to pay for the after-school programs that council members are demanding.

Both sides said negotiations were continuing as the July 1 start of the new fiscal year approached. Rawlings-Blake has named broad areas of the budget where she would find cuts to shift $4.2 million to pay for after-school programs and avoid the city government shutdown threatened by council leaders.

The mayor's office declined to...

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