Gov. Ron DeSantis is the target of a new campaign to convince him to reverse course and allow Floridians to continue receiving federal unemployment benefits over the summer instead of cutting them off later this month.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— DeSantis and his business backers say cuts are necessary because unemployment benefits are so high that lazy people won't go back to work. But are they really?
— The Governor is calling BS on something completely different. He’s fuming over a letter from the Miami Beach Mayor who is asking the feds to reject the new Seminole Compact because it could bring casinos to the Trump Resort in Doral and the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach.
— Despite the Governor's claims, the Compact would indeed make it easier to bring two new casinos to Miami-Dade.
— DeSantis made remarks in South Florida, where he held two news conferences: One on Biscayne Bay; the other on snakes. Ron Bergeron of the state wildlife commission says it's time to sign up for the annual Everglades Python hunt. It begins July 9 and lasts for 10 days.
— Miami City Commissioner Ken Russell says he'll be running for the U.S. Senate in hopes of ousting incumbent Marco Rubio.
— And finally, stories of a Florida Woman whose daughter got hold of a marijuana gummy and a Florida Man who is lucky to be alive after a gator attack.