Just a reminder: The state government is closed in honor of Veterans Day.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— Speaking of veterans, Florida lawmakers have done everything they can in recent years to try to make this the most veteran-friendly state in the country and help people who leave the service make the transition to the civilian workforce.
— Florida needs those veterans because there’s a shortage of skilled labor in the Sunshine State.
— Mark Wilson and the Florida Chamber of Commerce have an ambitious goal of creating one-and-a-half million new jobs by the end of the decade … but thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, they actually need to create about 2 million jobs to make up for the ones that disappeared.
— As for COVID, the state reported more than 4,000 new cases Tuesday, with 69 additional fatalities. That makes the positivity rate the highest it’s been since the beginning of August.
— The Miami Herald has one hell of a story about the Governor’s latest hire to analyze COVID-19 data … a sports blogger and Uber driver from Ohio whose only relevant experience is spreading conspiracy theories online about COVID-19. Sounds like a perfect match.
— Sen. Rick Scott has been selected to lead the National Republican Senatorial Committee. His first test will be in Georgia where there are two run-offs and control of the U.S. Senate is up for grabs.
— And finally, a Florida Woman was caught masturbating by a dumpster… and she’s a repeat offender.