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Bill would mandate funding for Maryland's historically black colleges and universities

Bill would mandate funding for Maryland's historically black colleges and universities

Amid settlement talks between Gov. Larry Hogan and advocates for Maryland’s four historically black institutions, the House of Delegates is scheduled to hold a hearing Friday on legislation that would force the governor to appropriate more than $16 million in the state budget for each university, starting in 2021.

The hearing comes less than two months ahead of the deadline set by the 4th U.S. Circuit of Appeals for Hogan and the universities to reach a settlement regarding a 13-year lawsuit.

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