Governor Larry Hogan is making a proposal to settle a lawsuit brought by some of the state's historically black colleges (The Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education, et al. v. Maryland Higher Education Commission, et al.).
The "Baltimore Sun" reports Hogan says he is open to spending as much as 100-million-dollars to settle the more than decade-long legal battle. Hogan also says he is willing to discuss those funds supplementing state support over a ten-year period.
Four colleges -- Morgan State University, Coppin State University, Bowie State University and University of Maryland, Eastern Shore-- filed a suit in 2006 claiming Maryland promoted segregation in higher education by supplying more funding to traditionally white institutions.