Maryland lawmakers pass bill undoing Gov. Hogan's edict for school to start statewide after Labor Day

The Maryland House of Delegates followed the state Senate on Wednesday in approving a bill to undo Gov. Larry's Hogan's 2016 order that public schools begin their academic year after Labor Day. Both chambers passed the legislation by margins large enough to override a Hogan veto, should he choose to exercise that power. It would become law without his signature if he doesn’t veto it. A spokeswoman for the Republican governor could not be immediately reached for comment. Hogan has sharply criticized Democrats for going against a policy he says has broad support around the state, calling their efforts “incredibly stupid” and urging constituents to call their lawmakers and complain. (Balt. Sun)

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