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 based in Nashville. He came to Tennessee from Maryland, where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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