Austin Mayor Steve Adler (of Cabo, Mexico vacation fame) has issued an “order” for bars and restaurants to shutter at 10:30 p.m. on New Year’s eve or face a $1K fine, supposedly to prevent the spread of the CCP virus.
Gov. Gregg Abbott says the mayor’s order is illegal because it violates Abbott’s executive order GA-32 which prevents Texas cities from arbitrarily shuttering businesses. Da Mayor has yet to respond. A judge is expected to rule on Thursday.