A Maricopa County judge has struck down the state’s ban on mask mandates, saying it is unconstitutional. The ban would have taken effect on Wednesday. The judge ruled that Republican lawmakers violated constitutional rules when it passed significant new policies, like the mask mandate, in the state budget. The ruling means mask mandates can stay intact at school districts that have implemented them. The decision is expected to be appealed by the state.
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