- October 1, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
Gov. Spencer Cox on Thursday said if Utah lawmakers approve a bill to ban businesses from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations, it won’t make it past his desk.
“We support businesses in their decisions on whether or not to require vaccines, and I continue to do that,” the governor said during his monthly PBS Utah news conference.
“I know that position can be maddening to some, and that’s fine. But I’m a huge believer in free markets, and a mandate not to allow businesses to have mandates is a mandate in and of itself, and it’s government still telling businesses what they can and can’t do. And I’m opposed to that. I think that businesses should be able to have a mandate.”
A reporter asked if the Utah Legislature pursues a bill and it gets to his desk, will it be “dead on arrival?”
Cox gave a firm, one-word answer: “Yes.”
The governor’s comments come as conservatives in Utah and across the nation continue to grapple…