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I'm shelby coates.
And i'm tucker sargent.
Our top story tonight at five: georgia representatives are expressing their disapproval for a senate bill that would combine three of the state's historically black colleges.
Lawmakers presented senate bill 2-73 toward the end of the 20-19 legislative session.
The bill did not pass, but representative calvin smyre (smy-ree) says a committee will study the bill this summer and re-present it next year.
The bill would consolidate albany state university, fort valley state university and savannah state into the "georgia agricultural an mechanical unversity system."
I define it as bad legislation and anytime i see bad legislation i do everything i can to defeat it senator freddie sims, the bill's