Episode 119



March 11th, 2020

23 mins 28 secs

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About this Episode

Session is now running on two separate tracks. Track one is business as usual — both chambers meeting all day long and lawmakers are moving as many bills as possible in what is supposed to be the final week of Session.

Track two is going on behind the scenes, as a handful of lawmakers try to come up with a budget compromise and make cuts in their current spending plans; trying to beef up the state’s reserve fund in case the state faces a coronavirus recession.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— A bill to compensate Clifford Williams for the 43 years he spent in prison for a murder he did not commit has cleared the legislature without a single vote against it, extraordinary for a claims bill. Now it’s up to the Governor.

— Another bill prevents local governments from banning chemical sunscreen products is on its way to the Governor’s desk. Opponents are hoping for a veto.

— Florida Politics correspondent Noah Pransky talks about dark money in U.S. elections, and a lot of it ends up in Florida.

Chelsea Murphy, the state director of a conservative group called Right on Crime, discusses sentencing reforms. It is a subject that was once unthinkable for conservatives.

— In the latest with Florida Man, busted on a charge of practicing dentistry inside his own home without a license. It wasn’t his first time.