Center Maryland Exclusive | Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. : Criminal justice reform & the state's budget

Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. sits down with Damian O'Doherty to discuss a proposed major criminal justice reform initiative that focuses heavily on rehabilitation in order to combat recidivism -- which will, in effect, save the state money. It is shaping up to be a bipartisan effort due to national discontent over broken justice systems and the positive work of organizations such as the Pew Foundation that offer policy alternatives. The interview closes with President Miller discussing the real, direct impact the state budget has on people across the state, deeming it a 'moral document.'... Continue reading
Hits: 11243
0

Center Maryland Exclusive | Speaker Michael Busch: Family, Teaching, Coaching, and Politics

Maryland House of Delegates Speaker Michael Busch sits down with Center Maryland's Damian O'Doherty to talk about his life as a husband, father, coach, teacher, and political leader.... Continue reading
Hits: 8446
0

Center Maryland Exclusive | Vincent DeMarco of the Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative: Alcohol & tobacco tax hikes work

Vincent DeMarco, President of the Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative, visits Center Maryland to discuss the real impact that public health legislation has on people's lives. He focuses primarily on two specific tax increases that he believes have have made brought about positive societal changes: those on alcohol and tobacco. Since the alcohol tax was last increased, there has been a decrease in the transmission of gonorrhea. Likewise, tobacco tax hikes have reduced use across the board and provided the state more budget to care for some of the our vulnerable fellow citizens.... Continue reading
Hits: 9521

CollegeBound Public Service Announcement

Each year, the Baltimore-based CollegeBound Foundation administers a $1.5 million college scholarship and grant portfolio primarily for City Schools' students. High school seniors can apply at collegeboundfoundation.org and the deadline to apply is March 1, 2016. This public service announcement features Chaz Arnett, a CollegeBound alum, Morehouse College graduate, and Harvard Law School graduate.   ... Continue reading
Hits: 9926
0

Center Maryland Exclusive | Gene Ransom of MedChi: The legislative priorities of medical professionals

Gene Ransom, CEO of MedChi, visits Center Maryland to discuss the priorities of medical professionals this legislative session: increasing Medicaid payments so they match those of Medicare and addressing liability concerns that threaten access to health care, especially maternity care. Gene shares the views of Maryland physicians and hospitals in support of creating a no-fault birth injury fund -- which would prevent the closure of maternity wards throughout the state.... Continue reading
Hits: 9421