Episode 126

Victory lap

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March 20th, 2020

22 mins 53 secs

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Florida’s 2020 Legislative Session has officially ended, but there are some rumbles about it having to return to The Capitol later this year to respond to the impact of coronavirus.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— In a rare display of bipartisanship, the Florida House and Senate vote unanimously to approve their new budget … all $93 billion. But first, lawmakers had to pass a health screen to enter the House Chamber. Several lawmakers watched from home because they didn’t want to risk coronavirus infection. The legislative meeting itself was a violation of recommendations by the CDC for both social distancing and crowd size.

— The Gov., Senate President and House Speaker are each taking victory lap at the end of the Session, despite a looming economic fallout from COVID-19.

— Seniors face the greatest threat from the virus, so nursing homes and long-term care facilities are off-limits to visitors. Nevertheless, Agency for Health Care Administration Mary Mayhew says residents at more than 19 facilities have already tested positive or are presumed positive

— And the latest with Florida Man, who has the power to infect Congress.