Florida’s Legislature concludes its one-day postelection Organizational Session.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— Wilton Simpson is the new Senate President. The new House Speaker is Chris Sprowls, who wants to stand up for police and patriotism while cracking down on what he calls the “Twitter Mob.”
— Republicans (who control both chambers) spent a lot of time talking during the single-day Session, but Democrats say they barely mentioned the biggest issue of all: the pandemic that has killed almost 18,000 people in Florida.
— The Senate did observe a moment of silence for the people who died from COVID-19 … but we still have no idea what the Legislature is going to do about it. Florida reported 86 more deaths Tuesday and almost 7,5000 new cases.
— While other states are still counting, Florida’s Election Canvassing Commission signed off on the final counts in the Sunshine State. It took less than two minutes.
— And finally, events and two Florida Man stories: One featuring a Florida Woman who was busted by her own son; the other is a Florida Man who strapped a stolen utility pole to the roof of his car in hopes of selling it to a recycling company.