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Annapolis, MD- State Senators in Annapolis have voted 31-13 to overturn Governor Larry Hogans executive order starting schools after Labor Day, as reported by WJZ reporter Pat Warren on Twitter.
Senator Bill Ferguson: Senate Bill permitting local boards to determine school calendars passes the Senate by vote of 31-14 today. In explaining my vote, I noted that I support the bill because the issue is a distraction from the heavy lifting we need to do to ensure all children actually can maximize their potential in Maryland. Whether we start before or after Labor Day is almost entirely immaterial to the harder policy questions dealing with the provision of a world class public education system. I hope we can spend more time focusing on those issues with this one now off the Senate floor. #mdpolitics #MDGA19