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Ducey’s office threatens criminal penalties for Tucson leaders – Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona 2021-10-20 19:09:26 –

Tucson, Arizona (KGUN) — A letter from a lawyer in the office of Governor Doug Ducey threatens to impose criminal penalties on Tucson city leaders requiring city officials to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Mayor and councilor at city council meeting Tuesday afternoon Voted 4-3 to dismiss city officials who refused vaccination by 1 December.. Employees have already submitted religious or medical exemption requests, but more than 100 police officers, firefighters, 911 communications staff, etc. have not yet submitted evidence of vaccination to the city.

The governor posted a letter on Twitter Wednesday afternoon from lawyer Anni L. Foster at Ducey’s office to lawyer Mike Rankin in Tucson.

“I upheld Arizona law and vowed to ensure that they were faithfully enforced, and I will continue to do so,” said the governor. “My office has informed the city of Tucson that their policy is inconsistent with the law and should be revoked.”

To conclude her letter, Foster went further by demanding that the city withdraw its mission.

“As you [City Attorney Mike Rankin], The mayor and the council are familiar … Violations of executive orders issued with the authority of an emergency declaration entail criminal penalties, “she wrote.

last month, Maricopa County Judge beaten A recently passed state budget regulation banned local governments and schools from requesting vaccines and masks. The ruling is awaiting appeal, but Tucson city leaders said the decision could advance the obligation to vaccinate city officials.

Foster said in a letter Wednesday that the court’s rulings only apply to part of the law, and that other laws still prohibit the city from mandating COVID-19 vaccination.

Read the full letter via the Governor’s tweet below:

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