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Nathaniel J McFadden
Baltimore has been fiscally responsible
Baltimore has been fiscally responsible

Several comments were made by leaders in Annapolis recently criticizing Baltimore on its fiscal management and chastising us for coming to Annapolis looking for a bail out. Upon the Senate's approval of the state budget last week, I feel the need to tell the story of a city that is working hard to reach financial solvency ("Thornton tells lawmakers city schools will lay off 100 central office staff," April 3). I'd like to focus on the historic budget accomplishments of the city in the last several years. When Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the City Council entered office we faced a brutal structural deficit of $750 million, $1.1 billion worth of capital needs, not...