Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to sign $577M HBCU settlement bill | PBS NewsHour

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to sign $577M HBCU settlement billEducation Mar 24, 2021 10:59 AM EDTANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will sign a measure to settle a 15-year-old federal lawsuit relating to underfunding at the state’s four historically Black colleges and universities for $577 million over a decade, the governor’s spokesman said Wednesday.

Hogan is scheduled to attend a bill signing Wednesday afternoon with lawmakers at Bowie State University.

Hogan, a Republican, vetoed a similar bill last year after citing economic difficulties created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Lawmakers passed a new measure last week in a large bipartisan vote of support.

The measure would not begin payments until the fiscal year 2023.

The measure’s provisions are contingent on a final settlement agreement on June 1. Michael Jones, a leading attorney for the HBCUs, told The Associated Press last week he did not anticipate any problems reaching a settlement, once the settlement measure becomes law.

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