Episode 154

Grand reopening?

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April 29th, 2020

22 mins 45 secs

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Gov. Ron DeSantis will release his plan to reopen the state economy and get Floridians back to work. The Governor made the announcement during a meeting with President Donald Trump in the White House.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— During a half-hour session with Trump, DeSantis defended Florida’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, adding that he wants airlines to start checking passengers from Brazil before they fly to Florida. The President responded by asking DeSantis if he should cut off flights completely.

— Lee County isn’t waiting on the Governor for guidance — they are reopening their beaches today. Collier County will do the same tomorrow.

— The state is finally processing all those unemployment claims — rejecting almost 40% of them without explanation. Sen. Linda Stewart from Orlando talks about asking the unemployment office to take another look at all those rejections.

 — Florida’s computer portal for unemployment claims is now restricted at night. Why you can still file a new claim overnight, you will have to wait until the next day to check on the status of your claim, or to do any other business. The plan is to free up computer resources at night to process the huge backlog of claims.

— Sunrise takes a deep dive at the Public Service Commission, which has approved a plan to return hundreds of millions of dollars in fuel overcharges to the customers of Florida’s four privately owned electric utilities.

— The latest on Florida Man, which includes an attorney who sneaked into a judgeship and a burglar who was done in by his own hair.