Episode 399

Voter intimidation

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May 10th, 2021

26 mins 40 secs

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One day after the Governor signed a bill putting new limits on donations to help pay for citizen amendments to the state constitution, the American Civil Liberties Union files a lawsuit.

Also on today’s Sunrise:

— The civil rights group says that the new law violates First Amendment rights and is the latest move by lawmakers to abolish citizen initiatives.

— No Casinos is launching a new ad campaign attacking the proposed gambling compact between the state and the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

— Lawmakers will be taking= up the Seminole Compact during a Special Session next week.

—Embattled North Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz joins Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green in the friendly confines of The Villages for the kick-off rally of their “American First” campaign.

— The Florida Supreme Court pays its last respects to Joe Hatchett, the first African American to serve on the state's highest court. Justice Hatchett will be laid to rest in Dunedin.

— May is Mental Health Awareness Month and on the Sunrise Interview is Melanie Brown Woofter of the Florida Behavioral Health Association.

— And finally, a Florida Woman will NOT be facing criminal charges for padding a 6-year-old at school.