Lt. Governor Forest's Statement on Gov. Cooper's "Bar Bill" Veto | Beaufort County Now | Gov. Cooper needs to stop saying he’s basing all his decisions for keeping our economy shut down on 'science and data.' | lieutenant governor, dan forest, governor, roy cooper, bar bill, veto, statement, june 8, 2020

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Lt. Governor Forest's Statement on Gov. Cooper's "Bar Bill" Veto

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    Raleigh, N.C.     Lt. Governor Dan Forest releases the following statement:

    "Gov. Cooper needs to stop saying he's basing all his decisions for keeping our economy shut down on 'science and data.' By vetoing the 'Bar Bill,' he is claiming that 'science' says it is safe for a brewery to be open but not a bar. Gov. Cooper continues to drag his heels on reopening our economy, for no discernible reason. Other states opened bars, gyms and other businesses weeks ago with no negative impact on public health. It's long past time for North Carolina to do the same. We can protect lives and livelihoods at the same time."


  • Contact: Jamey Falkenbury
  •     Jamey.Falkenbury@nc.gov



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