Florida has achieved the dubious distinction of setting another record for COVID-19 cases, more than 10,000 new cases in a single day.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— Vice President Mike Pence and Gov. Ron DeSantis meet in Tampa to talk about the surge in coronavirus, but Democrats claim they’re both to blame for the failed response nationwide and in Florida.
— Speaking of death, Florida reported 67 more COVID-19 fatalities Thursday (if you believe the state’s numbers) bringing the death toll in the Sunshine State to 3,718.
— Three state lawmakers who are leaving the Legislature this year are hoping to remain in Tallahassee by appointment to the Public Service Commission.
— As the new trade deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada begins, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried says Florida growers are getting the shaft. Fried, Rep. Stephanie Murphy and blueberry grower Bud Chiles will talk about the new deal.
— The latest with Florida Man, a veteran cop who’s been relieved of duty for punching a woman in the face at Miami International Airport.