The Arizona Republic reports:
Gov. Doug Ducey Monday issued an executive order warning city and county governments they cannot require their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, a not-so-veiled response to a new Tucson ordinance.
Tucson Mayor Regina Romero, in turn, called the governor’s order “legally meaningless.” It’s yet another standoff in the state’s raging debates over policies to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The Tucson City Council last week voted 6-1 to require that city employees must show proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Aug. 24, or face a five-day suspension without pay and possibly higher health-insurance premiums.
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“Gov. Ducey is paving the way for COVID-19 to spread uncontrollably throughout our state, and attempting to impede those of us who believe in science-based solutions at the local level,” Tucson Mayor Regina Romero said in a statement. By @maryjpitzl. https://t.co/j3xgCUrxPA
— Mike Cruz (@mikecnews) August 17, 2021
After consulting with our City Attorney, it is clear that the EO @dougducey issued today is legally meaningless.
The Governor must stop prioritizing his political aspirations over the health and well-being of Arizonans.
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— Regina Romero (@TucsonRomero) August 16, 2021