State Roundup, September 8, 2016

KOPP CRITICIZES HOGAN ON SCHOOL START: Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive order to start school after Labor Day continues to roil Maryland politics, reversing traditional partisan roles and on Wednesday exposing a new vein of controversy, reports Erin Cox in the Sun. During the first Board of Public Works meeting since he announced the order last week, state Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp turned to Hogan on Wednesday morning and flatly called the move an “abuse of executive power.”

HOGAN TO LEAD ISRAEL TRADE MISSION: Gov. Larry Hogan will lead a trade mission to Israel this month in hopes of luring cybersecurity and life-science companiesto open offices in Maryland, Erin Cox of the Sun writes.