Episode 118

COVID-19

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March 10th, 2020

31 mins 4 secs

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Coronavirus fears are overshadowing the closing days of the 2020 Legislative Session. Gov. Ron DeSantis meets with reporters to share the latest stats and talk about the state’s efforts to contain the virus, and the House Speaker says they need to prepare the state budget with a COVID-19 recession in mind.

Also, on today’s Sunrise.

— Five House members are in self-quarantine after learning that a person at the conference they all attended tested positive for the virus. Strap in, this story will be with us for a while.

— Two Tampa lawmakers are calling for a complete overhaul of the medical care provided in state prisons and they’re wondering what happens when coronavirus is found behind bars.

— The Senate votes to create a task force to track down abandoned African American cemeteries covered by development.

— Florida Democrats are targeting Trump with a new PAC called Organizing Together 2020. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is chairing the group.

— POLITICO Florida reporter Arek Sarkissian talks about the inside story on the demise of the Airbnb bill.

— The latest on Florida Man, who can now get a free surgical mask from a Tampa strip club.