Florida Gov. Rick Scott cuts all funding to states HBCUs
In his first proposed budget Rick Scott the newly elected governor has cut all funding to Florida’s two HBCUs. Bethune-Cookman University, a private school in Daytona Beach stands to lose more than $2 million in state revenue. The state has, for years, helped fund Florida’s private, historically black colleges. But Scott has completely wiped out funding for Bethune-Cookman and Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens.
Because Scott’s proposal is just the first step in a months-long budgeting process, Bethune spokeswoman Meredith Rodriguez said college officials will be “patiently waiting” to see how the process unfolds.
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