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Hogan fundraising pitch tied to post-Labor Day school start date

Gov. Larry Hogan made the annoucement at a press conference Wednesday afternoon on Ocean City's boardwalk.

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's latest fundraising pitch relies on the premise that Democrats will fight his executive order mandating Maryland public schools start after Labor Day and end by June 15.

In a fundraising email to supporters Thursday, Hogan cast the disagreement as his attempt to institute common sense over the objections of "political insiders."

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Gov. Larry Hogan's campaign sent a fundraising email tied to his executive order that Maryland public schools begin after Labor Day and finish up by June 15.
Gov. Larry Hogan's campaign sent a fundraising email tied to his executive order that Maryland public schools begin after Labor Day and finish up by June 15.

The governor's announcement last week sparked a firestorm as some praised his move, educators warned it could require them to eliminate spring break, and Democrats questioned whether the governor had the authority to mandate it at all.

Two years into his term, Hogan continues to characterize himself as an outsider in contrast to "career politicians" at the helm of power in Annapolis.

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