While lawmakers in Arkansas moved to permanently ban the governor from ever imposing another mask mandate, Alaska's Republican governor told Joe Biden exactly what he can do with his federal mask mandate.
The Arkansas Senate approved legislation to never allow another mask edict. The bill now moves to the state's House of Representatives.
The measure was approved by the state Senate on Wednesday, one day after Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson allowed the statewide mask mandate, initially put in place in July 2020, to expire. Hutchinson said it was unlikely he'd reimpose the mandate, but did not rule it out.
The Senate voted 20-9 to ban all mandatory face-covering requirements, citing the undue burden they place on the public.