UPDATED: Legislature passes vaccine mandate bill

Close-up medical syringe with a vaccine.

(Updated to correct that employees collect unemployment for being fired not quitting)

The Kansas Legislature raced through its historic special session Monday to pass a bill fighting back against the Biden administration's vaccine mandates for the nation's labor force.

It took lawmakers roughly 13 hours at the start of Thanksgiving week to pass a bill that will fine businesses that refuse to waive federal vaccine mandates for religious or medical reasons.

The bill also allows Kansans to collect unemployment if they're fired for refusing . . .


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