Gov. Ron DeSantis is presiding over what might best be described as “show and tell” about how the state education establishment is dealing with coronavirus. One thing they did NOT say is when schools will reopen.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— There is another flood of applications at the state unemployment office, but officials say they’re doing a better job getting names into the system.
— Florida set a new logistical record: shipping more masks, gowns, gloves and booties than any other time during the pandemic.
— DeSantis signs a bill reviving VISIT FLORIDA, giving it three more years to prove itself to skeptical lawmakers.
— Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association President and CEO Carol Dover talks about her industry — which is pretty much closed due to coronavirus (unless you’re doing take out).
— The state’s Public Service Commission is scheduling a special meeting at the end of the month to vote on plans submitted by Florida’s Big 4 energy utilities to refund excessive fuel charges to customers.
— The USDA releases new estimates on the Florida Citrus crop. Fewer (but larger) oranges are expected.
— Checking in with Florida Man, who could get five years in prison for spitting on a cop.