Tuscon pauses COVID-19 Vaccine after Arizona AG Deems It Illegal

by pinecarr

You go Arizona!!!

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The city of Tuscon has paused a mandate that ordered employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine or face five days of suspension and other discipline.

Arizona’s attorney general said Tuesday that the mandate, imposed last month, was illegal because it violated an executive order that Gov. Doug Ducey unveiled earlier this year, in addition to a state law that is set to go into effect later this month.

Mark Brnovich, the attorney general, warned Tuscon officials that unless the mandate was rescinded, he would proceed with directing the state treasurer to withhold the city’s portion of state shared revenue until officials halted the policy.

The revenue for the current fiscal year was estimated at more than $175 million by the Arizona League of Cities and Towns.

Tuscon officials, in statements released by the city, decried the finding by Brnovich’s office but said they’ll pause the policy, at least for now.




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