Feb 26, 2009, 04:56AM

Where the money needs to go

Maryland might pass an alcohol tax, the revenue of which would be directed to the beleaguered Developmental Disabilities Administration.

Not the best solution, but a necessary one:

Senator Nathaniel McFadden heard them at a recent town hall meeting to discuss the Developmental Disabilities Administration community services waiting list. He cried after a dozen families told their personal stories. Dozens more people, many of them adults and children with significant disabilities, filled the cavernous basement of St Michael’s church in Baltimore City on a cold winter evening.

Wiping tears from his face and pausing to catch his breath, the senator said “This, and education, are Maryland’s two worst problems.”


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