Texas AG sues Austin officials over not lifting mask mandate

March 12, 2021 |  Reuters | | 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.”


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