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American taxpayers have paid for nearly $2 billion in federal aid to fund 30,000 public employees in Baltimore at local and federal levels, an audit shows. Baltimore reportedly has 13,522 employees with a combined payroll that exceeds $821 million annually. The mayor’s office paid $7 million in 2018 for the salaries of 111 employees and $1 million for public relations fees, according to an investigation conducted by auditors at OpenTheBooks.com. “We found the city drowning in taxpayer dollars,” Open the Books CEO Adam Andrzejewski wrote in an editorial published Wednesday in Forbes. Baltimore’s schools pay another 10,770 employees with a…

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