Evers: Repealing Mask Mandate Like Eliminating Speed Limits January 30, 2021 by kZ Radio Gov. Tony Evers addresses the public during a Department of Health Services media briefing Aug. 13, 2020. Wisconsin Department of Health Services via YouTube Evers Says Mandate Is One Of The Last Ways He Has To Fight COVID-19 Published: Friday, January 29, 2021, 2:30pm Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has admonished rival Republicans for trying to repeal his statewide mask mandate, saying killing the order would be akin to abolishing speed limits. Senate Republicans voted Tuesday to end Evers’ health emergency declaration, which would end the mask mandate. Assembly Republicans were poised to follow suit on Thursday but delayed a vote after learning that ending the emergency declaration would cost the state federal food assistance. Evers said Friday the mandate is one of the last tools he has to fight COVID-19 and shot down GOP arguments that the order is an affront to personal liberties. © Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.