Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried finally gets the chance at a Florida Cabinet meeting to air her grievances about the way the state is responding to COVID-19. She claims Gov. Ron DeSantis is keeping them in the dark; DeSantis’s only response was: “Anyone else?” Fried will talk with Sunrise about the experience.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— Oddly enough, coronavirus wasn't really addressed during the Cabinet meeting, but the state’s chief executives did find time to bash the Chinese. Attorney General Ashley Moody and the Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis want some answers about Chinese owned businesses.
— A Tallahassee circuit judge refuses to issue an injunction ordering the state to fix its unemployment compensation program. Judge John Cooper sympathizes with people caught in a horrible system but believes he doesn’t have the authority to tell the unemployment agency how to do its job. And Cooper says no one seems to know how to fix it.
— State University System Chancellor Marshall Criser lays out guidelines to reopen campuses for the fall semester. That means healthier campuses, COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and giving students the option to continue remote learning if they don’t feel safe returning to school.
— And the latest from Florida Man, who has an odd habit of wagging his weenie in all the wrong places.