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Arkansas Secretary of State Calls Vaccine Mandate 'Massive Federal Overreach'

Arkansas Secretary of State
Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston

Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston released a statement saying he will not require Secretary of State employees to be vaccinated nor will he require proof of negative COVID tests. This comes on the heels of President Joe Biden instating a vaccine mandate for all employers with 100 or more employees, which would include Thurton's office. Thurston said he considers President Biden's mandate a "massive federal overreach."

Matthew Moore is senior producer for Ozarks at Large.
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