Evans: Iowa lawmakers' mixed message is puzzling


February 17, 2022

I’m confused, and I have a hunch I am not the only one.

Are government mandates a bad thing – or are they good?

My confusion comes because I hear what leaders in the Iowa Legislature and Gov. Kim Reynolds have said for months.

It certainly seems as if, to a person, they agree mandates are bad.

The governor often talks about how she believes Iowans will “do the right thing” when it comes to COVID vaccines and wearing masks. She talks about the importance of defending people’s rights and liberties. She is confident Iowans will act appropriately.

Last May, she signed a new law that b...

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