Episode 199

Beach party


July 2nd, 2020

24 mins 17 secs

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About this Episode

Florida’s Department of Health reports more than 6,500 new cases of coronavirus and 45 more fatalities.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— If you’re planning an outdoor party (or headed to the beach) for the 4th of July, you have the Gov. Ron DeSantis’ blessing. He says it's safer there than it is inside.

— As the Governor continues to downplay the spike in COVID-19 cases, there’s no going back on reopening, he says. Meanwhile, Democrats in the state Senate accuse him of failing Florida during the pandemic.

— President Donald Trump’s new trade deal with Canada and Mexico is now in effect and the state Agriculture Commissioner says it could cost Florida growers 400 million dollars and eliminate 8-thousand jobs in the Sunshine State.

— The Governor signed Senate Bill 404, which requires girls under age 18 to get notarized permission from at least one parent before they can have an abortion. Backers of the new law say it's all about protecting girls and preserving rights of parents, but the head of Planned Parenthood in Florida says it's just politicians playing their games.

— The latest with Florida Man, who is threatening to deputize every law-abiding gun owner in Clay County to deal with any civil rights protesters. Bonus points because the sheriff who doesn’t like the Black Lives Matter demonstrations is himself black.