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Pugh urges lawmakers to return school board appointments to City Hall

Pugh urges lawmakers to return school board appointments to City Hall

Mayor Catherine Pugh called on state legislators Tuesday to return control of Baltimore school board appointments to City Hall for the first time in 20 years.

Making her first appearance as a legislative witness in the General Assembly since her election in November, Pugh, a former state senator, testified before a Senate committee considering legislation that would end the arrangement under which Baltimore's mayor and Maryland's governor have jointly selected members of the board.

"We need people on the school board who understand all of the needs of the school system," Pugh said in an interview before the Senate hearing.

Securing passage of the legislation...

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