Episode 401



May 14th, 2021

27 mins 51 secs

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About this Episode

Lawmakers return to Tallahassee Monday to ratify a new Seminole Compact on gaming in Florida, but John Sowinski says this goes way beyond the Seminole Tribe.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— Sowinski says the Compact will turn your smartphone into a mobile casino; even if you support more gambling, he says the state's not getting a fair share.

— The Governor signs a bill that makes it legal to order booze with your takeout meal, another legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ron DeSantis and state lawmakers like it so much they decided to make the change permanent.

— The Governor says it's no big deal if Norwegian Cruise Ships steer clear of Florida because of a new state law that forbids them from requiring passengers to show proof of vaccination. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention imposed vaccination requirements on all the cruise ships, so DeSantis is suing the feds in federal court.

— And finally, a Florida Man bought so much gasoline that his Humvee went up in flames.