Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Vetoes Bill to Reopen Restaurants, Bars at Full Capacity

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Vetoes Bill to Reopen Restaurants, Bars at Full Capacity


Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) on Friday vetoed legislation aimed at reopening restaurants and bars across the state, saying it would endanger public health and safety as officials continue to combat the Wuhan virus.

Fox News reports:

The bill was passed in the state’s Republican-led House on Sept. 23 and would have allowed restaurants, bars and clubs to return to full capacity at their own discretion. The bill would have called for continued social distancing and barrier use, but would have eliminated the requirement that a meal must be purchased to get an alcoholic beverage. […] Now that the governor has vetoed the bill, it goes back to the legislature, which would need a two-thirds majority to override it.

“To the extent that there is a resurgence of the virus this fall and winter, we need these critical mitigation guidelines to remain in place, and we need to retain the ability

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