Ricketts bars state agencies from complying with federal vaccine mandate

(Lincoln, NE) -- Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts signs an executive order on Friday, barring state agencies from enforcing coronavirus vaccine mandates on state employees.

In a statement, Ricketts said,

“President Biden’s coronavirus vaccine mandate is a stunning violation of personal freedom and abuse of the federal government’s power. While we have encouraged Nebraskans to get vaccinated, this is a personal health decision, and not one that should be coerced. We’ve already made the decision that state teammates at the State of Nebraska won’t be forced to take the vaccine. This order takes the next step and bars cabinet state agencies from complying with coronavirus vaccine mandates from the federal government or other parties. We will continue to use every tool we have in the toolbox to fight back against President Joe Biden’s government overreach, so we can protect the freedom of Nebraskans against big government in Washington, D.C.”

A full copy of the executive order can be found here.

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