On the other hand, why in the world does it have to be a law? Why can’t the governor issue an executive order for state government workplaces?
Maybe it’s because if they can do a law for state workers, they think they can eventually do it for local government workers and the private sector, instead of letting them determine their own policies. Camels nose in the tent, and all that.
You make excellent points. Yes, one would think that an executive order from the governor could cover it. Camel’s nose may well be it.