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Wisconsin governor clashes with lawmakers over statewide mask mandate

· 02/04/2021 17:40
Wisconsin governor clashes with lawmakers over statewide mask mandate

- Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers renewed his statewide mask-wearing mandate on Thursday, defying votes by the Republican-controlled legislature to repeal his earlier order requiring face coverings in public spaces to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The action by Evers, a Democrat who has clashed with Republican lawmakers since taking office two years ago, came hours after the state Assembly voted in favor of a repeal resolution the state Senate passed a week ago.


(Reporting by Steve Gorman in Los Angeles and Brendan O'Brien in Chicago
Editing by Chris Reese)

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