Bill To Reopen N.C. Gyms, Bars Sent To Skeptical Governor

Jun 10, 2020

Credit NCDPS

The North Carolina legislature has passed another bill overturning parts of Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order that keep certain businesses closed to discourage COVID-19′s spread. The House voted on a largely party-line vote on Wednesday for the measure written by Republicans, many of whom have been critical of Cooper’s slow pace to loosen restrictions on the state economy. The governor already vetoed a bill last week would let bars reopen outdoors and give restaurants additional outdoor seating options, and he's been skeptical about the new measure, which also would allow gyms to reopen.