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Lt. Gov. McGeachin, acting governor, bans mask mandates

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — With the governor out of state, Idaho’s lieutenant governor issued an executive order banning masks in schools and public buildings, saying the face-covering directives threatened people’s freedom.

Republican Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin is acting governor while Gov. Brad Little is at the Republican Governors Association conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

He was expected to return Thursday evening.

Last week, McGeachin announced her run for governor, challenging the first-term incumbent Little. McGeachin is on the far right of the political spectrum in the conservative state, and her order could bolster her support as a candidate for governor.

Little has never issued a statewide mask mandate, but some counties, cities and schools have done so.

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  1. Good idea, but a little late in the pandemic. Should have been issued by Little Brad a year ago. But going in stores I have noticed a lot of maskers sure continue to love their masks. However, it is their right to wear a mask if they want too.

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