Florida is seeing a huge surge in COVID-19 cases. Sundays usually have the lowest numbers in the daily casualty reports, but the 10,105 new infections reported yesterday is the highest one-day total since July.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— The surge in COVID cases comes as the Florida Legislature is about to begin a one-day postelection Organizational Session.
— Lawmakers who control the House and Senate have imposed a series of restrictions to try to prevent the session from turning into a COVID-19 super spreader … but they won’t be doing a thing about the virus itself.
— Remember the panhandle lawyer who dressed up as the Grim Reaper and sued when the Governor refused to close the beaches because of coronavirus? The 1st District Court of Appeal is not amused. A three-judge panel says Dan Uhlfelder’s lawsuit was frivolous and is threatening him with sanctions.
— The task forces created to review the state’s plan to build 330 miles of new toll roads issued their final reports. The task forces did not conclude that any of them are actually needed … but the skids have already been greased.
— And finally, checking in with two Florida Men: One is a peeper, while the other walked out of a police station in broad daylight — still wearing handcuffs.