It’s committee week at the Florida Capitol as lawmakers kick into high gear to prepare for the Legislative Session beginning in January. Florida Politics’ Jim Rosica stops by the studio with a preview of what’s in store.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— A new campaign to get former felons to the polls in Florida, which includes a statewide bus tour by a group called the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. They’ll be on the road for the rest of the month.
— Florida is No. 1 in America for fraud; all three members of the state Cabinet are vowing to crack down on fraud, and each has a unique role to play on the issue.
— After a scathing investigation and a new audit, the state Department of Education is calling for a complete reboot of the Florida Virtual School.
— More Florida Men hijinks: An 18-year-old Pasco County resident is accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill a faculty member at his high school north of Tampa. Also, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies are accusing a registered sex offender of using a Bible app to secretly connect with underage girls at a church youth group.