BALTIMORE (WJZ) — There’s a standoff at City Hall over threatened cuts in funds for after school programs.

Activists, parents, students and teachers marched Monday, upset Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is threatening to cut some of the $4.2 million allocated for after-school programs.

City Council leaders heard their cry and pledged to effectively shut down city government by not approving a proposed budget unless the mayor agrees to restore the funding.

“I cannot support a budget that does not have things in it for our youth,” said City Council President Bernard “Jack” Young.

Administration officials argued the $4.2 million was a one time boost.

A budget must be approved by June 26.


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