Day Two of the 60-day Legislative Session … where state flags are flying at half-staff.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— It’s one of the very few times over the past year that Gov. Ron DeSantis acknowledged the human toll from COVID-19; 140 more fatalities were reported Tuesday, as the state’s death toll reached 31,696.
— Day One of Session was a time for speeches as the Governor, the Speaker of The House and the Senate President laid out their agendas for the next two months.
— Favorite moments from opening day: Speaker Chris Sprowls promising not to be long-winded.
— There was the part where the Governor lifted a quote from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar when Mark Antony said, “Friends, Romans, Countrymen … lend me your ears.”
— Another favorite moment was President Wilton Simpson closing his opening day speech with a quote from Dr. Suess.
— Lobbyist Ron Pierce talks about his “Steps for Session” challenge to raise money for guide dogs.
— And finally, a Florida Man was critically injured after being shot while naked and holding a Bible.