ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan and Treasurer Nancy Kopp are sparring over Hogan’s executive order to start school after Labor Day.
The two clashed verbally during the start of the Board of Public Works meeting Wednesday, after Comptroller Peter Franchot praised the governor’s decision.READ MORE: ‘Tremendous Loss’ Violence Prevention Worker Killed In East Baltimore Mass Shooting
Kopp, a Democrat, called it an “abuse of executive authority.” She says Maryland has had a long history of local school governance. She says she looks forward to an attorney general’s opinion on the governor’s decision.
Hogan, a Republican, says most people in the state want the later start. He told the treasurer: “I appreciate your opinion. It just happens to be wrong.”READ MORE: Weather Whiplash: Winter Weather Still Threatens Road Conditions
Franchot, a Democrat, quipped: “Gosh, I’m sorry I brought the subject up.”
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