Tucson Defends Vaccine Requirement For City Workers

Published: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 11:58am
Updated: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 11:59am
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Tucson continues to argue its vaccine requirement for city workers is legal.

In a letter to state Attorney General Mark Brnovich, City Attorney Mike Rankin said the governor’s executive order banning such mandates is “entirely void and meaningless.”

Rankin also pointed out that a new state law, which also bans vaccine requirements, has not yet taken effect and is also the subject of two lawsuits challenging its constitutionality.

The letter comes in response to a complaint from state Sen. Kelly Townsend, who asked the attorney general to look into whether Tucson was violating state law, which could result in the city losing a big chunk of its state-shared revenue.

To learn about this legal battle, The Show spoke with Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services.

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