City legislators, community leaders and Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke are preparing a comprehensive plan to revamp the state's tax structure to generate more revenue for education and health care.
They outlined their strategy yesterday after a 90-minute meeting at Calvary Baptist Church in West Baltimore that was sponsored by Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development.
"Our children are suffering right now . . . and they're suffering because there's just not enough money," said Del. Elijah E. Cummings, D-City, one of more than a dozen members of the city legislative delegation who attended the meeting.