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BGOV OnPoint: Vaccine Mandates Spur Pushback

Oct. 13, 2021, 6:49 PM

Vaccine mandates are prompting Republican opposition and legal challenges as the Biden administration prepares an emergency standard for large employers to require Covid-19 shots.

Most recently, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) issued an executive order banning businesses from requiring vaccines and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) proposed a law to shield employees from being fired for refusing vaccination.

Twenty-four Republican attorneys general said they would pursue legal options against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s emergency standard, which will require businesses with 100 or more employees to mandate Covid-19 vaccines or institute weekly testing .

More than 80 million private-sector ...

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