March 12, 2021 | Reuters | AOL.com | Source |
“(Reuters) – The Attorney General for Texas is suing officials in Austin after they refused to enforce an order that ended a statewide mask mandate, he said on Thursday.
Texas announced the lifting of that restriction – which had made mask wearing compulsory in public buildings and many outdoor spaces to help contain the coronavirus – on Wednesday, along with an end to occupancy curbs on businesses.
But the city council in Austin, the state capital, voted to still require masks to be worn.
“I told Travis County & The City of Austin to comply with state mask law. They blew me off. So, once again, I’m dragging them to court”, Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Twitter.”