The Hill reports:
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) said on Wednesday that his office was looking into “every avenue” to block the city of Austin’s mask mandate.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) lifted the state’s mask mandate on Wednesday, making it the latest out of over a dozen states to ease the coronavirus prevention method.
However, the Austin City Council passed an ordinance from the city’s health council on Tuesday requiring face masks inside Travis County businesses. Individuals could be charged for refusing to leave a business for not wearing a mask.
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We’re looking at every avenue available to stop them. More to come.
— Texas Attorney General (@TXAG) March 10, 2021
— The Hill (@thehill) March 10, 2021