Annapolis, MD- A second major override of Governor Larry Hogan’s vetoes happened today. Yesterday, the General Assembly voted to overturn Hogan’s minimum wage veto. This afternoon the House of Delegates voted to overturn the “School Start” bill.Yesterday the State Senate overturn the Governor’s veto. This override abolishes Hogan’s Executive Order that started school after Labor Day.
“In 2016, after years of public outcry, I took action to return to the tradition of starting school after Labor Day. These partisan legislators are now turning back the clock on years of bipartisan recommendations, including a 12-3 vote by an expert task force created by the legislature and the previous governor”,says Hogan. “What is even worse: beyond this reversal by the legislature are heavy-handed tactics to unfairly influence the ballot process and any petition to bring this issue directly to you, the Maryland voters .”
This bill now allows each district to determine their own school calendar as long as it complies with the state guidelines for days and hours students are in school.
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