Florida's Department of Health is reporting 100 fatalities and 15,431 new cases of COVID-19. That’s the second-highest number of cases in a single day since the pandemic began.
Also, on today’s #Sunrise:
— As schools reopen across the state, teachers and other school personnel who come into contact with children every day are wondering when they’ll be able to get their vaccinations.
— However, the Governor says the only teachers who can get shots now are the ones who are 65 and older. He claims data is driving the decision, but it could also be retribution for the teachers’ union that sued over his forced reopening of schools back in August.
— Speaking of retribution, a state appeals court hears the case of a legislative aide fired after reporting her boss … former Rep. Kim Daniels ... was making her run personal errands on the taxpayer’s dime.
— Although Daniels was voted out of office last year, the Florida House is still defending her. They are asking to dismiss the suit because lawmakers have immunity.
— Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is accusing Texas Republican Louie Gohmert of encouraging Americans to engage in violence in an attempt to overturn the election of Joe Biden.
— And finally, a Florida Man celebrated the new year by driving an airboat through his neighborhood while setting off fireworks and mowing down garbage cans.