Episode 225

School fight


August 7th, 2020

20 mins 17 secs

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About this Episode

The battle over reopening schools is moving to Tallahassee, where the Florida Education Association is suing the Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran over their emergency order forcing schools to reopen by the end of August.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— While the lawsuit was filed in Miami — the epicenter of Florida’s COVID-19 outbreak — the judge says it belongs in Tallahassee. So, the lawsuit is delayed, but it will continue.

— As lawyers were in court defending the reopening plan, DeSantis was on a basketball court in Jacksonville, encouraging the return of high school athletics.

— The state sales tax holiday for back-to-school shopping began at midnight and lasts through the weekend. Scott Shalley of the Florida Retail Federation talks about what to expect.

— Checking-in with a Florida Man who was arrested with a beer in one hand and a gun in the other.