Episode 368

Debating protests


March 25th, 2021

22 mins 47 secs

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About this Episode

The Florida House begins debate on HB 1, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ plan to crack down on protests; the bill was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. The Senate also meets in the afternoon, but their agenda is a bit more mundane. Senators will vote on a plan to abolish the Constitution Revision Commission.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— We're not out of the COVID-19 crisis yet, but state lawmakers are already working on plans for the next pandemic.

— Speaking of the pandemic, a new political action committee takes aim at the Governor for his performance during the COVID-19 era.

— A Senate committee approves a bill condemning White supremacy and White nationalism, but Sen. Kelli Stargel says it's more than that.

— A Senate panel also votes to cap copays for insulin.

— Another preemption bill sets sail in the legislature … dealing with cruise ships. Last year, Key West residents voted to put limits on cruise ships to protect its fragile reef system. But the Legislature seems determined to overrule the referendum.

— And finally, a Florida Woman told police she was lost for three weeks beneath the streets of Delray Beach.