Episode 163

Payday

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May 12th, 2020

20 mins 30 secs

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Over the weekend, Florida’s state unemployment office sent out a lot of money, but still has a long way to go before it can get to all the claims already filed.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— When the pandemic began, a test for COVID-19 meant meeting all sorts of criteria and jumping through hoops. Now Gov. Ron DeSantis says there are enough test kits now and anyone who wants to be tested can do so. And if you work at a long-term care facility, you no longer have a choice. If the state shows up to test the staff, you cannot refuse.

— The Governor travels to Fort Myers for another panel discussion with doctors, who are trying to convince Floridians it is safe to go to the hospital for routine problems that have nothing to do with COVID-19. DeSantis — who himself has a brand-new baby at the Governor’s mansion — says he’s troubled by reports of people refusing to get their kids vaccinated because they’re afraid of taking them to a doctor’s office.

— A north Florida man is suing the state because the website to apply for concealed weapons permit is shut down during the pandemic, even though you can still apply by mail. Nevertheless, Cliff Maloney — president of a group called Young Americans for Liberty — insists his rights are being violated because he can’t apply online.

— Checking in with Florida Man and Woman: one has a problem with fleas; the other, with feminists.