ANNAPOLIS -- Part of the compromise in securing full funding for the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown was to spread $900,000 among six other higher education centers in the state.
One of the centers that will benefit from its share of the money is in the district represented by Del. John L. Bohanan Jr., D-St. Mary's, who targeted USM-H for budget cuts last year with the intent of giving USM-H's money to other centers.
A conference committee has been working for days to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate in the state's $13.8 billion operating budget, including the budget for USM-H.
The House recommended a $500,000 cut for the downtown Hagerstown campus, while the Senate voted to increase its funding by 1 percent in fiscal year 2010.