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New bill would reopen gyms and bars, governor hints at a veto

Jun 9, 2020

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Senate plans to vote Tuesday, June 9, on legislation that would reopen gyms, bars, and expand in-person dining at restaurants. Sen. Rick Gunn, R-Alamance, tweaked existing and vetoed legislation so that Gov. Roy Cooper would sign it. Cooper on Friday vetoed H.B. 536, which would have reopened private bars and clubs, as well as expanded outdoor seating in restaurants and brewpubs. The governor hinted at a Monday news briefing he wouldn’t let the tweaked legislation become law...

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