Wa Ex: The governor of Iowa says she won’t allow cities in her state to mandate mask-wearing because they do not possess the authority to do so.
Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds said city governments cannot implement such orders because they conflict with her public health disaster proclamation.
“We don’t believe that they can, and that is in conjunction with the attorney general,” she said. “We believe that when my — the public health disaster proclamation is in effect, unless the local government’s declaration or proclamation is consistent with the state proclamation, unless it’s consistent, then it’s not appropriate, or it doesn’t go into effect.” more here