Unsurprisingly, the Florida Senate voted to uphold Ron DeSantis’ removal of Scott Israel as the elected Broward County Sheriff. The decision brought relief to Parkland parents, but also set a troubling precedent of expanding the Governor’s executive powers.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— The Florida Department of Health is tracking 70 cases — with one death — of the mysterious illness caused by vaping. Surgeon General Scott Rivkees says the real culprit is still unknown.
— The state’s Silver Alert system is celebrating its 10th birthday, with over 2,000 alerts issued over the past decade.
— A conversation with Peter Schorsch, founder and publisher of FloridaPolitics.com.
— More Florida Women hijinks: A Pasco County woman is facing a variety of criminal charges, accused of trying to burn down a man’s tent while he was trapped inside. Another woman, 18, was arrested for handing out flyers for a homecoming party in Flagler County, offering $2 shots and $4 mixed drinks.