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Poll: Maryland residents don’t like executive orders, but they like one starting school after Labor Day

Poll: Maryland residents don’t like executive orders, but they like one starting school after Labor Day

A new poll by Goucher College found most state residents think a governor should rarely deploy an executive order to change policy, but a majority support Gov. Larry Hogan's use of one to start school after Labor Day.

The poll released Monday is the first public survey on the topic since Hogan, a Republican, defied education leaders and announced that next year school will begin after the holiday and conclude by June 15.

Although a longer summer has polled well for years, Hogan's use of an executive order to achieve it drew widespread condemnation from Democrats and others. Attorney General Brian Frosh's office questioned whether it would hold up in court.

But while...

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