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Missouri Looks To Disrupt Vaccine Mandate While Shots Are Working In Kansas

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Hutchinson, Kansas Correctional Facility
With permission Kansas Department of Corrections
Conditions within prisons such as the correctional facility in Hutchinson, Kansas (above) are ideal for outbreaks of the COVID-19 virus.

Lawmakers in Jefferson City are exploring how to disrupt President Biden's mandate but Kansas is pointing to a dramatic drop in COVID-19 infections among one sector of its vaccinated population.

President Biden wants all companies with more than 100 workers to mandate COVID-19 vaccines or regular testing.

Missouri legislators worry that will make it tough for businesses to hire workers. At a meeting of the state House Judiciary Committee, members heard testimony that included concerns about future federal mandates.

Missouri Independent reporter Rudi Keller offers the latest from Missouri's capital.

Meanwhile, across the state line, Kansas prisons went from being a hotbed of coronavirus infections to having the 11th most-vaccinated inmate population in the country.

Blaise Mesa of the Kansas News Service explains how that happened.

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