Episode 393

Session's end?

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April 30th, 2021

27 mins 45 secs

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Lawmakers are set to approve their new budget, but they'll be back in a couple of weeks for a Special Session on gambling, so don't pop the cork on the end-of-Session Champagne just yet.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— A bill setting new standards for law enforcement officers is on its way to Gov. Ron DeSantis. It's their response to the Black Lives Matter movement and the murder of George Floyd; members of the black caucus say this is only the beginning.

— LGBTQ advocates are heartbroken over what they see as a betrayal in the Legislature. They believed a bill banning transgender kids from high school and college athletics was dead, but it wasn't. The bill is on its way to the Governor for signature.

— The ACLU and the Southern Poverty Law Center are asking DeSantis to veto the transgender bill. And a group called “Food and Water Watch” is asking him to veto three bills that preempt the authority of cities and counties to set their own energy policies.

— One of the heroes of Florida's fight against COVID-19 is stepping down. Jared Moskowitz has led the Division of Emergency Management since DeSantis became Governor. He's a graduate of Stoneman Douglas High; Moskowitz says the Parkland massacre convinced him that government can make a difference.

— Moskowitz gives an exit interview to Sunrise.

— And finally, a Florida Man is accused of smuggling drugs into the Pinellas County jail inside his artificial leg.