Gov. Pritzker continues overreach with new mask mandate

State Senator Darren Bailey (R-Louisville) has released the following statement following the mask mandate for K-12 schools announced today (Wednesday):

“The Governor has once again overstepped his authority by mandating masks on our children in school. Local school boards should be making the decisions made in their own districts.

“For 17 months now, the Governor has continued to unilaterally make decisions that impact the entire state. Calls from lawmakers and local officials for a collaborative approach have fallen on deaf ears, to the point that they are hearing about these ‘mandates’ and executives orders through media reports. This is just wrong.

“Masking is a personal choice and I call on parents to let their voices be heard on this despicable tyranny.”

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