Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey

COVID-19

Brnovich joins Ducey, vows to block Biden’s business vaccine mandate

The Biden administration plan to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for workers in large companies is likely weeks away from being implemented, but Arizona officials are already lining up with pledges to stop it. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Tuesday that he would sue to block the plan to require businesses with 100 or more employees to mandate

State

White House plan would help schools skirt Ducey ban on mask mandates

Gov. Doug Ducey’s threat to withhold funding from schools that impose mask mandates took a severe hit Thursday, when the White House said local school districts can apply directly to the federal government “to restore funding withheld by state leaders.” The new policy was announced by President Joe Biden as part of a six-point plan that will

COVID-19

Biden calls school chiefs, lauds defiance of anti-mask rules

President Joe Biden called school district superintendents in Florida and Arizona to praise them for doing “the right thing” after their respective boards implemented mask requirements in defiance of their Republican governors amid growing COVID-19 infections. The White House said in a Saturday statement that the Democratic president had spoken with interim Broward Superintendent Vickie

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