ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Jan. 20, 2016)—Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan introduced a $42 billion budget proposal Wednesday. The capital budget includes the full funding of $3 million for the University of Maryland at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center (SMHEC) for FY17, according to Senator Steve Waugh (R-St. Mary's County).
This follows the initial funding put in place for FY16 by the General Assembly during the 2015 legislative session to begin the planning phase of what is commonly referred to as the 3rd building at SMHEC. The center is located in California, St. Mary's County, next to the municipal airport.
"New Leadership that works closely with Gov. Hogan to set priorities in Annapolis is delivering for Southern Maryland," said Senator Waugh in a prepared statement. "This research center will dramatically enhance cutting edge research and education in the region, plus harden us from the next BRAC round."
Sen. Waugh says the construction of the 3rd building remains a priority for him and the St. Mary's Delegation.