House Speaker Chris Sprowls is announcing a major expansion of the Medicaid program for infant and maternal health. He says they're not really “expanding” Medicaid coverage; they're only “extending” it.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— Florida’s Department of Health reported more than 5,300 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, with 41 more fatalities. But the Governor says it won't be long before the age limits are gone, and any adult can get vaccinated.
— More complaints from local officials about bills moving through the legislature that would preempt the authority of cities and counties.
— Republicans in the Florida House are supporting a bill to impose new limits on THC, the active ingredient in medical marijuana. Ben Pollara is not surprised. He says there are some lawmakers who will never accept the idea of marijuana as medicine.
— Pollara ran the campaign for John Morgan's amendment legalizing medical marijuana and is today’s Sunrise Interview guest.
— And finally, a federal jury is indicting a Florida Man who is accused of trying to obtain more than $1.5 million dollars by defrauding the federal Paycheck Protection Program.