Raleigh, N.C. – State House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) responded Wednesday to Governor Cooper modifying certain restrictions on businesses and gatherings in North Carolina.
The modifications include lifting a statewide curfew, extending alcohol sales to 11 pm, and allowing small businesses and sports venues that had been forced to close to reopen at limited capacities.
Speaker Moore addressed the modifications after House session on Wednesday:
“We are encouraged that the intent and action of the General Assembly has led the Governor in this direction since we returned to session, as lawmakers answered to our constituents all across this state who believe that we need to be safely reopening schools and businesses,” Moore said Wednesday.“I have spoken to the Governor and shared with him our thoughts that we really need to be reopening the state. The trends are moving in the right direction, many of the restrictions go too far, and we have businesses who are really hurting.”“North Carolina has lagged behind most of our neighboring states when it comes to reopening. I am glad the Governor has taken this step and the General Assembly will continue to advocate for safely reopening schools and the economy.”