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Candidates for Baltimore mayor debate in first general election forum

Candidates for Baltimore mayor debate in first general election forum

The three candidates vying to become Baltimore’s next mayor met Tuesday night in Canton for the first mayoral forum of the general election – debating police reform, improving transportation and how to best stimulate the economy.

In front of an audience of nearly 100, Democrat Catherine E. Pugh, the front-runner in deep blue Baltimore, emphasized her plans to assume mayoral control of the city’s public schools, break up the city’s housing operations into two agencies, and put civilians on trial boards that decide disciplinary actions for police accused of misconduct.

Pugh, a state senator who said she’s voting for Hillary Clinton for president,...

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