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The 2020 Agenda Of The Legislative Black Caucus

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The chair of the Legislative Black Caucus identifies its top priorities in the 2020 General Assembly session as education and economic justice.

Delegate Darryl Barnes says the caucus will also fight to raise Maryland’s commitment to historically black colleges and universities -- HBCUs -- far above the $200 million dollars Gov. Hogan has proposed to settle a lawsuit.

Then, Maryland Matters reporter Danielle Gaines fills us in on the 13 year fight over HBCU funding. Read more here:

Lawmakers, Advocates Rally for End to 13-year HBCU Lawsuit
Hogan Proposes $200 Million ‘Final Offer’ in HBCU Lawsuit
HBCU Coalition Asks Legislators to Settle Lawsuit, With $577M Offer

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