Episode 386

Overhaul

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April 21st, 2021

27 mins 37 secs

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The House will vote on a bill to overhaul the unemployment system. It changes the system but does nothing about the stingy benefits.

Also, on today’s #Sunrise:

— The House could also vote on a bill to merge voucher programs, allowing students to attend private schools on the public dime. Opponents of the bill say what's missing is accountability.

— The Senate's version of election reform clears the Rules Committee and is headed for the floor.

— Two of the most controversial bills of the Legislative Session were removed from the agenda by their sponsors. First was the ban on transgender athletes.

— And a few hours later in the same committee, the alimony reform bill was temporarily postponed by Sen. Joe Gruters.

— Technically, the bills are NOT dead; there are procedural maneuvers that could bring them back. Nothing is really over until the Session is done.

— In Washington, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz reintroduced a bill requiring background checks to buy bullets. Jamie's Law is named in honor of one of the teenagers killed during the Parkland massacre.

— And finally, a Florida Man threatened to burn down a woman's home because she wouldn't let him move in after his grandmother kicked him out.