By SCOTT BAUER and TODD RICHMOND Associated Press
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge has upheld Gov. Tony Evers’ mask mandate in the face of a conservative challenge. St. Croix County Circuit Judge R. Michael Waterman ruled Monday that Evers did not overstep his authority by issuing multiple emergency orders on the coronavirus. Evers says the ruling is a victory in the fight against COVID-19. The lawsuit argued that Evers can issue only one emergency declaration per crisis. Evers said he issued the mask order following the recommendations of public health experts. Wisconsin is among the worst COVID-19 hot spots in the country, topping more than 150,000 positive cases on Sunday.