It’s “Gator Day” at The Capitol and University of Florida President Kent Fox will discuss taking over Florida Polytechnic, the backlash against higher education in the Legislature and his favorite FSU jokes.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— After passing new restrictions on abortion under the guise of parental rights, the Senate is facing another parental rights bill that’s working its way through committees that could force teachers and guidance counselors to out gay and lesbian students to their parents.
— One of the Governor’s priorities this year is cutting through the red tape for occupational licenses issued by local governments. But a bill doing that has stalled in the Senate.
— Despite a racy memoir and a history of sexually suggestive comments, Dr. Scott Rivkees is one step closer to being confirmed as the state Surgeon General.
— More than 3.5 million Floridians cannot vote in next month’s presidential primary, because they’re not in either the Republican or Democratic Party. But these NPAs — no party affiliation — can still vote if they change their registration by the end of the day.
— The latest from Florida man: A guy with a life-size Donald Trump cutout and a woman who took a bite out of a crime-fighter.