Many GOP lawmakers shrug off Statehouse mask-wearing rules

  • Outgoing Minnesota State Senate President Jeremy Miller, R-Winona gave Sen. David Tomassoni, DFL-Chisholm a congratulatory elbow bump Nov. 12 before Tomassoni addressed the Senate Chamber in St. Paul, Minn. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Many Republican lawmakers in states where coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have surged are not only rejecting statewide mask mandates. They’re also resisting rules requiring them in their own capitols.