MD Gov. signs $577 million settlement bill for state’s historically black universities

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan (R) signed legislation that requires the state to direct $577 million in additional funding to Maryland’s historically Black colleges and universities over the course of a decade.

Last week, the House of Delegates approved the measure in a 120-14 vote. On the same day, the Senate unanimously passed the bill, with 38 senators signed on as cosponsors. Sitting with the presiding officers of the General Assembly, Hogan signed the bill at Bowie State University.

“With our economy recovering and our much improved fiscal situation, I’m very pleased that we are now able to take this historic action,” Hogan said.

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