Arizona Says No Takebacks Of Pandemic Relief Funds

By Lauren Berg (January 21, 2022, 11:07 PM EST) -- The Biden administration can't confiscate federal pandemic relief money given to Arizona just because the state decided to use some of its share to reopen schools and undermine mask mandates, according to a federal lawsuit filed Friday in the Grand Canyon state.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury is trying to take from Arizona millions of dollars that Congress appropriated to mitigate the economic impacts of the pandemic because the state decided to give some money to schools on the condition that they remain open for in-person instruction and that they do not require masks, according to the complaint filed by...

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