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Young's youth fund: Right in spirit, wrong on policy

Young's youth fund: Right in spirit, wrong on policy

When City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young proposed a charter amendment that would require Baltimore to set aside 3 percent of its discretionary budget every year for youth initiatives, we congratulated his willingness to recognize the need for a new paradigm in post-Freddie Gray Baltimore, even as we expressed reservations about the particulars of his idea. Now, having passed the council unanimously, it has been vetoed by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and looks ripe for the first override of the city's chief executive in three decades.

On the spirit of the matter, we side firmly with Mr....

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