Massachusetts is lifting its COVID-19 related State of Emergency Tuesday as per Gov. Charlie Baker.
State lawmakers, however, are facing increased pressure to extend some popular pandemic provisions such as cocktails to go, expanded outdoor dining, eviction protections, mail-in voting and virtual town meetings.
The state Senate passed a bill last week that would extend the more popular provisions, while the Massachusetts House of Representatives is expected to take up similar legislation when it meets on Tuesday.
"We're anxiously awaiting and hopefully they'll get something done (Tuesday) and over to the governor," said Bob Luz, president and chief executive officer of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association.