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Center MD

Maryland’s leading source of aggregated and original news and opinion on government, politics, business and more. Called one of the “nation’s best state-based political blogs” by the Washington Post.

MICA student finds self-esteem through art

In a fusion of arts and activism, Major Key Foundation has collected video testimonials from a thousand Baltimore area residents on the importance of school arts funding. Center Maryland will release one testimonial a day in the lead-up to Major Key's concert at Soundstage on April 5, featuring Tupac's former bandmate E.D.I. Mean; Major Key co-founders professional flutist Sofia Hailu and hip hop artist Czar; and The Wire's Anwan Glover and his go-go Backyard Band. Tickets can be purchased here.... Continue reading
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Sen. Bill Ferguson on Baltimore school arts funding

In a fusion of arts and activism, Major Key Foundation has collected video testimonials from a thousand Baltimore area residents on the importance of school arts funding. Center Maryland will release one testimonial a day in the lead-up to Major Key's concert at Soundstage on April 5, featuring Tupac's former bandmate E.D.I. Mean; Major Key co-founders professional flutist Sofia Hailu and hip hop artist Czar; and The Wire's Anwan Glover and his go-go Backyard Band. Tickets can be purchased here.... Continue reading
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Sen. Bill Ferguson on Baltimore school arts funding

In a fusion of arts and activism, Major Key Foundation has collected video testimonials from a thousand Baltimore area residents on the importance of school arts funding. Center Maryland will release one testimonial a day in the lead-up to Major Key's concert at Soundstage on April 5, featuring Tupac's former bandmate E.D.I. Mean; Major Key co-founders professional flutist Sofia Hailu and hip hop artist Czar; and The Wire's Anwan Glover and his go-go Backyard Band. Tickets can be purchased here.... Continue reading
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Major Key Foundation connects hip hop with classical music for Baltimore students

Ahead of Baltimore School for the Arts alum Tupac Shakur's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Major Key Foundation is launching a pilot program to integrate classical music and hip hop for Baltimore students. Watch the Foundation's introductory video to learn more.   In a fusion of arts and activism, Major Key has collected video testimonials from a thousand Baltimore area residents on the importance of school arts funding. Center Maryland will release one testimonial a day in the lead-up to Major Key's concert at Soundstage on April 5, featuring Tupac's former bandmate E.D.I. Mean; Major Key co-founders professional flutist Sofia Hailu and hip hop artist Czar; and The Wire's Anwan Glover and his go-go Backyard Band. ... Continue reading
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James K. Glassman: An Unconscionable Mess as Maryland Attempts Drug Price Controls

Many states have decided to tackle the problem of rising health costs with regulations on pharmaceutical makers. But Maryland is going them one better. It wants to be the first state to empower its attorney general to take drug companies to court for “price gouging.” A judge can then fine the companies or force them to issue refunds. The legislature’s attempts to control drug prices, however, are turning into a debacle. The object of contention is how to define words like “gouging” and “unconscionable” and “excessive” – or whether to define them at all. After a half-dozen hearings, a price-gouging bill passed Maryland’s House of Delegates, 137-4, on March 20. Then, as the Baltimore Sun put it, “A funny thing happened on the way to the Senate Finance Committee.” The bill bans “price gouging,” which it defines as “an unconscionable increase in the price of a prescription drug.” As for “unconscionable... Continue reading
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