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Lawmakers vote to overturn Cuomo's executive orders

New York State Lawmakers passed a bill suspending three of the Governor’s executive orders.

Posted: Apr 28, 2021 5:51 PM
Updated: Apr 28, 2021 6:27 PM

New York State Lawmakers passed a bill we can all drink to, and now you don’t need to purchase food with your drink. The bill sponsored by the Senate Democratic Majority suspends the governor’s executive order requiring the purchase of food with alcoholic beverages.

David Wood, the Owner of Swifty’s Restaurant & Pub, gave a candid reaction to the news.

"Did food keep COVID away? I don’t think so. So did it make a big difference? The only difference it made was the perception of the people coming in the building saying why do I have to do this, because it didn’t make a lot of sense," said Wood.

Apparently it didn’t make a lot of money either. Jeff Stone, the President of Babe’s at Harbor Point, talked about where the biggest impact will be locally. 

"Varick Street maybe that’s probably going to help them a little bit where you don’t have to have food, or you have to skirt the system, but I think it’s time to get back to normal," said Stone.

Getting back to a normal democracy is also the message coming from elected representatives. Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon, D-119, says, "These restrictions and regulations have long been outdated, yet continue to hinder our recovery process and burden already struggling businesses.”

Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-47, also weighed in saying,“Many of the orders issued during the coronavirus pandemic have been arbitrary and inconsistent, and the executive has demonstrated an inability to justify or address the clinical and scientific purpose behind many of these directives.”

Sen. Peter Oberacker, R-51, summed up the actions lawmakers are now taking, saying, "It’s time to end the governor’s executive overreach, restore constitutional checks and balances, and do the job we were elected to do."

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2761545

Reported Deaths: 57695
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings35194510985
Queens32876810428
Suffolk2585103695
Nassau2285103337
Bronx2142426810
New York1780704667
Westchester1491242357
Erie1274102074
Monroe995101257
Richmond934401975
Orange62994944
Onondaga60557823
Rockland55844783
Dutchess38356513
Albany34983417
Oneida33796648
Niagara29420423
Broome28730437
Saratoga25383228
Schenectady19693247
Ulster19396293
Rensselaer17811197
Chautauqua15410197
Oswego14513138
Putnam13290101
St. Lawrence13212146
Chemung13095176
Steuben12858193
Ontario11974121
Jefferson11657108
Wayne10563105
Cattaraugus10254164
Cayuga9902114
Sullivan983090
Genesee8869146
Herkimer8557145
Clinton827948
Fulton7997115
Madison7563109
Warren755996
Tompkins755761
Livingston740277
Montgomery7353163
Washington691380
Tioga651774
Cortland616489
Allegany6146122
Columbia5842115
Chenango567997
Orleans567696
Franklin557826
Otsego553366
Wyoming546367
Greene505890
Delaware457652
Lewis429840
Seneca336069
Essex305938
Schoharie279424
Yates204134
Schuyler198920
Hamilton5253
Unassigned1482
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