Legislatures across country back off pandemic protocols

Partisan fissures evident in statehouses as lawmakers enter third year of coronavirus

By: and - January 20, 2022 11:16 pm
Masks on, masks off: At a recent redistricting hearing, legislators demonstrate the dichotomy on masks. Republican Reps. Curtis Johnson and Pat Marsh remain maskless, while Democratic Rep. Antonio Parkinson dons a Tennessee Tri-star mask. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Masks on, masks off: At a recent redistricting hearing, legislators demonstrate the dichotomy on masks. Republican Reps. Curtis Johnson and Pat Marsh remain maskless, while Democratic Rep. Antonio Parkinson dons a Tennessee Tri-star mask. (Photo: John Partipilo)

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Sean Scully
Sean Scully

A Virginia native, Sean has been in journalism for more than 30 years in a variety of roles and locations. Most recently he was editor and director of news content for the Napa Valley Register, where he worked relentlessly to protect local news coverage in the face of sweeping changes in the newspaper industry. Previously he worked as a reporter at the Press Democrat of Santa Rosa, Ca; editor of the Weekly Calistogan, the local newspaper in the town where he and his family now live; at daily papers in VA and MD; and at the Washington Times. His work has also appeared in Time and People magazine, among other publications.

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