Episode 183

Task force?


June 10th, 2020

23 mins 5 secs

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About this Episode

Florida’s spike in COVID-19 cases continues — seven days in a row with at least 1,000 new cases.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

Three state Senators are asking Gov. Ron DeSantis to help fight the spread of coronavirus by setting up a task force of medical experts who will target outbreaks with TTIS — testing, tracing and supported isolation. Sen. Janet Cruz will explain.

— Friday is the anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub massacre in Orlando. South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell says this would be a good time for the U.S. Senate to get serious about background checks, but she knows they won’t.

— Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is asking DeSantis to talk about COVID-19 at the next meeting of the state Cabinet. Last time, he pretty much ignored that request, but this time he took action — by canceling the meeting.

— A panel of the 4th District Court of Appeal hears arguments in a dispute over tobacco company payments to the state. RJ Reynolds claims it’s no longer required to pay the state for the brands it no longer owns.

Gwen Margolis, who spent 30 years in the state Legislature and was the first woman to serve as Senate President, died of natural causes at the age of 85.

— Checking in with a Florida Man who encouraged a 12-year-old girl to floor it when she drove his Jeep. Also, a Florida Woman danced without pants outside a Waffle House.