Episode 100



February 12th, 2020

17 mins 31 secs

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About this Episode

State lawmakers have been talking about the death penalty — but don’t plan to do anything about it.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— Bad news for the smallest of the state universities. If one lawmaker gets his way, Florida Polytech and New College of Florida will be taken over by the University of Florida and Florida State University.

— A group called the Fines and Fees Justice Center is asking lawmakers to come up with some way for the court clerk's office to collect fines and fees from people without suspending driver’s licenses.

— A bill preempting local regulations over short term vacation rentals like Airbnb clears a Senate committee at the last minute.

— Floridians with disabilities rally in the Capitol Courtyard as lawmakers try to figure out how to deal with the waiting list for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Legally, they’re entitled to services, but the legislature has ways of getting around that. Valerie Breen, who runs the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, discusses the situation.

— A Florida man is sentenced to 10 years in prison for impersonating prosecutors and filing a bogus court document in his case file, attempting to dismiss charges in a previous incident of extortion.