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 Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon, D-119, says, "These restrictions and regulations have long been outdated, yet continue to hinder our recovery process and burden already struggling businesses.”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: 2086836

Reported Deaths: 52989
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Kings27765110329
Queens2744939860
Suffolk1995923381
Nassau1824223163
Bronx1815006537
New York1369774457
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Erie885071778
Richmond741091812
Monroe669861076
Orange47908810
Rockland46697957
Onondaga38132671
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Albany24455350
Oneida22283505
Niagara19721363
Broome18381357
Saratoga15136166
Ulster13788251
Schenectady13009200
Rensselaer11123140
Putnam1054291
Chautauqua8820141
Chemung7570135
Oswego746190
Ontario731992
Steuben6794143
Sullivan655872
St. Lawrence652496
Cayuga623192
Jefferson595367
Wayne566467
Cattaraugus562088
Genesee5365123
Herkimer5114107
Clinton481033
Madison448288
Livingston438958
Fulton434891
Tompkins425651
Montgomery4209123
Columbia4018102
Cortland377360
Tioga371362
Warren359257
Wyoming352452
Allegany345184
Chenango341276
Otsego340347
Greene337077
Washington309555
Orleans306183
Lewis271634
Franklin251812
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Seneca198356
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