Florida’s Department of Health reported more than 5,200 cases of coronavirus Monday — which was good news (in a perverse sort of way). We’ve averaged more than 9,000 new cases for each of the past three days, so 5,000 seems kind of tame, given the circumstances.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— The state reported 28 additional fatalities Monday, bringing the state’s total number of COVID-19 deaths to at least 3,546.
— Gov. Ron DeSantis finally issued his line-item vetoes for the new state budget, which takes effect tomorrow — slicing more than a billion dollars from the bottom line.
— Those vetoes intend to beef up state reserves that have taken a hit during the economic downturn brought on by the pandemic. But Democrats in the legislature are fuming, upset they had no say in the process.
— Sunrise takes a deep dive into the Governor’s budget cuts — and the cuts he did not make — as well as the reaction from Democrats who were cut out of the process.
— And the latest with Florida Man, who removed his pants when asked to cover his face with a mask. And the guy yelling “white power” in that video retweeted by the President? Guess which state he’s from.