Senate Rejects Extending Some Pandemic-Period Assist For Massachusetts Eating places, Together with Takeout Cocktails – CBS Boston


BOSTON (CBS) – The Massachusetts Senate rejected two proposals designed to help restaurants recover from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report.

The State House News Service reported that “the Senate shot down budget changes in a series of votes on Tuesday that would extend approval for a take-away cocktail in the pandemic and cap fees for restaurant delivery apps”.

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Both amendments were sponsored by Senator Diana DiZoglio, a Methuen Democrat.

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Legislature is considering a number of emergency orders to see if they should be extended before Governor Charlie Baker ends the state of emergency in Massachusetts on June 15.

Take-out and delivery contracts helped some restaurants survive the pandemic. Getting permission to sell wine, beer, and takeaway cocktails made a huge difference.

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Baker has filed a bill to extend the state’s special permits for al fresco dining through November.