Florida has set another record for COVID-19 fatalities reported in a single day. The state Department of Health reports another 132 fatalities, the most in Florida since the pandemic began. The total number of fatalities so far is 4,514.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— The state also reported almost 92,000 newly confirmed cases of coronavirus Tuesday. That drives the total to almost 292,000 and we’re likely to break the 300,000 mark today.
— Florida is now the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis in America and Miami-Dade is the epicenter for Florida. Maybe that’s why Gov. Ron DeSantis never removed his mask during a two-hour roundtable with South Florida Mayors.
— As local school boards try to figure out how to reopen classrooms in the middle of a pandemic, the Chancellor of Florida’s public-school system says most parents want their kids back in school.
— A Tallahassee appeals court hears arguments over a state law that says local officials who vote to impose new restrictions on guns can be fined thousands of dollars and removed from office by the Governor.
— The Florida Supreme Court wants another hit of medical marijuana. They’ve scheduled a new hearing on a challenge to the state’s law implementing the medical marijuana amendment approved which voters four years ago — even though they just held one in May. Sounds like something a stoner would do.
— Jacob Ogles of Florida Politics offers a preview of the fight for the Senate District 27 seat.
— And the interesting tale of a Florida Woman who found a special hiding place for her crack pipe. Hopefully, it wasn’t too hot when she hid it.