A blockbuster report in The Guardian casts blame on former Gov. Rick Scott for a surge in HIV cases during his time in office. The paper says Scott, now a U.S. Senator, refused to accept about $70 million in federal funding to fight the disease — likely resulting in several deaths.
In other items on today's Sunrise:
— A Senate committee will start looking into issues related to mass violence, hearing from law enforcement, academics and mental health experts.
— A battle is brewing among Senate Republicans over who will take over as Senate President in 2022 between Kathleen Passidomo and Travis Hutson, who have each donated big to the same three candidates in hopes of getting support.
— News Service of Florida reporter Ana Ceballos reported that Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran is threatening to shut down the Able Trust, which is charged with helping find employment for persons with disabilities.
— Adventures of Florida Man: A homeless Okaloosa County man smashed nearly two dozen vehicles with rocks and a belt buckle before falling asleep on a nearby bench. President Donald Trump "owes me one trillion dollars," the man told Sheriff’s deputies.``