Ho­gan and his ‘retro edicts’

Baltimore Sun - - MARYLAND VOICES - Linda Holt, An­napo­lis

I don’t have great con­cern over the man­date to start schools af­ter La­bor Day. But I find it ironic that schools in Bal­ti­more closed early on Thurs­day and Fri­day, and some Bal­ti­more County schools closed al­to­gether on Fri­day be­cause of the lack of air con­di­tion­ing.

I guess Gov. Larry Ho­gan doesn’t be­lieve our area is warm­ing, so ex­tend­ing the school year later in June is just fine for him. I’m think­ing maybe it’s less for the kids and more for the mer­chants who lose their sum­mer work­ers be­fore La­bor Day.

I sup­pose that would ex­plain why he thought it a good idea to go back to build­ing houses with old tech­nol­ogy in the sep­tic sys­tems, re­vers­ing hard won leg­is­la­tion to pro­tect our Ch­e­sa­peake Bay and the many rivers in our beau­ti­ful state (“The sep­tic back­slide,” Aug. 23).

Ap­par­ently, his retro edicts are sup­posed to take us back to when Amer­ica was so great! So what’s he do­ing about the po­lice prob­lem in Bal­ti­more? Not much, it seems. I guess the Wild West method of “shoot first, ask ques­tions later” is just fine with him.

None of that “po­lit­i­cally cor­rect” stuff for our gov­er­nor.

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