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Senators want to cut $1M from Maryland university system office due to 'lack of transparency and accountability'

Senators want to cut $1M from Maryland university system office due to 'lack of transparency and accountability'

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A Maryland Senate panel wants to cut $1 million from the state university system’s top office in the contentious aftermath of a football player’s death and a separate case in which the system’s chancellor promoted a jewelry company’s charm bracelets and then retaliated against his chief of staff for raising an ethics concern.

The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee approved the cut Thursday because of “a general sense of a lack of transparency and accountability,” said Sen. Bill Ferguson, a member of the panel.

He added in an interview that the Board of Regents and system office of the University System of Maryland “have to understand that they’re not a...

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