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Plain Talk: How are North Dakota's businesses handling vaccine mandate uncertainty?

Rob Port and Chad Oban talk to Arik Spencer from the Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce. They also debate Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg's recent comments about electric cars.

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Carl Young, of Bismarck, places flags to memorialize North Dakotans who have died with COVID-19 while demonstrators attend a rally against vaccine mandates Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, outside the state Capitol. Kyle Martin / The Forum

Vaccine mandate policies are a fluid situation right now.

They're being challenged in the courts.

The federal government is tweaking its policies.

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In North Dakota, during the recent special session of the Legislature, a bill passed that doesn't ban businesses from implementing vaccine mandates, but did implement a lot of policies dictating what those mandates should look like.

The Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce opposed that bill. Arik Spencer, president and CEO of that organization, joined this episode of Plain Talk to talk about how the state's businesses are handling all of this uncertainty.

Also, Rob and co-host Chad Oban talk about Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg's recent comments about electric cars.

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Rob Port, founder of SayAnythingBlog.com, is a Forum Communications commentator. Reach him on Twitter at @robport or via email at rport@forumcomm.com .

Opinion by Rob Port
Rob Port is a columnist and podcast host for the Forum News Service. Reach him at rport@forumcomm.com.
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