Episode 169

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May 20th, 2020

20 mins 42 secs

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Gov. DeSantis is defending the state’s unemployment compensation, saying that the state paid more than 97% of valid claims — and there are good reasons why almost 30% of the applications have been rejected.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— The woman who designed Florida’s COVID-19 reporting dashboard — and was praised for its transparency and accessibility — has been removed from the project. The Governor says it's only a vacation, her goodbye email was completely misunderstood. They fired her anyway.

— Florida might be reopening, but Sen. Marco Rubio says don’t expect things to turn around any time soon. He believes fear of the virus will keep people from vacationing here, at least in the short term.

— Vacation rentals in the Panhandle get the go-ahead from the state to reopen. Airbnb and other short-term rentals are now allowed in seven counties. However, residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Louisiana need not apply.

— The pandemic is also a threat to your financial health. Kevin Johnson of the Suncoast Credit Union talks about a new campaign for financial literacy in the age of COVID-19.

— A quick check-in with Florida Men, including a doctor who lost his job for threatening the wrong cops.