FEB 23, 2022
Rep. Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) and House Speaker Chris Welch (D-Hillside) speak on the House floor Tuesday afternoon.
Lawmakers tried to make amends Tuesday and leaders pledged to foster a more civil tone in the House after last week's debate over mask rules that got personal at times and spilled into letters between House Democrats and Republicans over the weekend.
However, Democrats continued to scold Republicans Tuesday for flouting the chamber’s mask-wearing rules, rekindling tensions over the issue as the state prepares to lift its indoor mask mandate next week.
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