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Baltimore council members, advocates plan fight for after-school money

Baltimore council members, advocates plan fight for after-school money

Baltimore's City Council president said Monday that he and fellow council members are revving up to fight for more community and youth program funding in next year's budget.

City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young said he and his staff are combing Mayor Catherine Pugh's $2.8 billion budget proposal for about $13 million in cuts. He expects to find most of that money in the nearly $500 million police budget.

If the council finds the $13 million, Young said, he plans to recommend about $10 million of that be redirected to the Baltimore public school system — whose chief has proposed laying off 300 employees, including teachers — and $2.4 million go to running...

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