– a patchwork of mask mandates by local government is NOT the way to govern. Just like a patchwork of different GUN LAW is not, either. State law preemptions are perfectly consistent with the constitution.
Idaho’s governor on Friday repealed a mask mandate ban that was implemented while he was away on a trip.
The state’s lieutenant governor, Janice McGeachin, a Republican who is running for governor, issued an executive order the day prior barring local governments from requiring masks be worn. She did so with the authority she had as acting governor because Gov. Brad Little, a Republican, was out of state.