Maryland Lawmaker: Bills Considered to Resolve HBCU Case - NBC4 Washington

Maryland Lawmaker: Bills Considered to Resolve HBCU Case

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Maryland Lawmaker: Bills Considered to Resolve HBCU Case
    NBCWashington
    Bowie State University

    A Maryland lawmaker said legislation is being considered to resolve a long-running lawsuit in federal court over program disparities between four historically black colleges and traditionally white colleges.

    Del. Charles Sydnor, a Baltimore County Democrat, said Friday he is working with other lawmakers on proposals for a settlement of at least $577 million.

    That's the amount that an attorney representing the HBCUs has recommended.

    Sydnor spoke at a news conference to discuss a rally next week calling for a fair resolution.

    Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has offered to settle the lawsuit for $200 million over 10 years.

    House Speaker Adrienne Jones has urged Hogan to settle the case for $577 million. Hogan responded that lawmakers could find ways to reach the higher amount in the upcoming budget process.

    Watch NBC4 and get the latest news anytime, anywhere. Check here for TV listings.