North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill Friday that would have allowed bars to reopen and restaurants to double capacity.
The legislation would have eased economic restrictions that Cooper put in place as part of his response to the coronavirus pandemic.News & Observer June 5, 2020
If you were holding out hope for more normalcy in North Carolina, it won’t happen yet. Although the Republican Legislature passed a bill to allow bars to open, Governor Roy Cooper vetoed it. Now we will have to wait and see if the slight Republican majority in both houses can garner enough support to override it. There are at least a few Democrats who support opening the ailing alehouses.
After Gov. Cooper allowed restaurants to open (and serve alcohol) as well as breweries and wineries, many are wondering why bars can’t also safely operate. To that end, the folks on Blount St. have been rather quiet.