Statement on Governor Pritzker’s School Mask Mandate

State Representative Charlie Meier issued the following statement after Governor Pritzker announced a mandatory mask mandate for Pre-K-12 public schools in the state:

“As I have stated before, the decisions made by the governor should be made by local officials, not in his capacity as governor. Repeatedly we asked to debate these issues in the legislature, but it has fallen on deaf ears by the Democrat leadership. We should be able to decide this locally, I trust my local elected school boards with this decision more than I trust the decision made by our governor.”