Episode 333

Tech war


February 3rd, 2021

20 mins 40 secs

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About this Episode

Gov. Ron DeSantis is declaring war on the tech giants: Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple. House Speaker Chris Sprowls and Senate President Wilton Simpson joined in saying the tech companies are run by a bunch of liberal oligarchs.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is calling the Governor’s proposal disingenuous, using the same word DeSantis used to criticize the White House.

— Fried has been hopping along with a brace on one leg. But that didn’t stop Fried from holding a news conference to announce a new partnership with the White House called “Keep Florida and America Growing.”

— The Department of Health is reporting more than 10,000 cases of COVID-19 and 140 additional fatalities. Florida’s death toll is now 27,269.

— The Florida Chamber of Commerce releases its wish list for the upcoming session, including immunity from COVID-19 lawsuits and a sales tax for online purchases.

— The Chamber believes Florida should also invest more money for infrastructure, workforce development and tourism promotion.

— And finally, a Florida Man told officers that’s not heroin — it's a laxative.