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State senator drops request to investigate Tucson's vaccine mandate

Tucson is no longer in danger of being financially penalized for its COVID-19 vaccine mandate policy.  

Republican state Sen. Vince Leach from Tucson has withdrawn his request for Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate if the city’s mandates go against state law. 

An aide to Gov. Doug Ducey has also not followed up on a complaint sent to Tucson saying the city was not abiding by a statute put in place Sept. 29.

This means the city can continue to hold in place its vaccine mandate. 

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero says 88% of city workers have received vaccinations. Compliance with the mandate reaches 98%, however, when religious exemptions are taken into account. 

That leaves only 86 employees in violation of the policy.

Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services joined The Show to talk about the reversal.

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Greg Hahne started as a news intern at KJZZ in 2020 and returned as a field correspondent in 2021. He learned his love for radio by joining Arizona State University's Blaze Radio, where he worked on the production team.