Mask opt-out is far from first time state has preempted local orders

Memphis and Nashville are usually the targets.

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 27, 2021 3:27 PM CT | Published: August 27, 2021 3:27 PM CT

The opt-out order on masks is one of many times in recent years that the state government has preempted local governments, negating laws passed by mayors and city and county councils.


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Ian Round

Ian Round

Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter. He came to Tennessee from Maryland where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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