Gov. Ron DeSantis claims he can ignore the state Cabinet when he picks a new boss at the Department of Environmental Protection. Agriculture Commissioner and Cabinet member Nikki Fried told DeSantis he's wrong.
Also on today’s Sunrise:
— Fried says she'll sue if DeSantis tries this power grab. They also clashed over the adoption of a new rule to implement House Bill 1 — the anti-protest law that allows the state to override any city or county's decision to reduce spending on law enforcement.
— Fried is also calling on the Governor to reverse his decision and order the Florida Department of Health to resume issuing daily reports on COVID-19 cases. They're only doing weekly summaries now.
— The Sierra Club of Florida issues a scorecard for the 2021 Session: it's not pretty. The club is concerned about assaults on the environment … and democracy. Deborah Foote with the Sierra Club is today’s Sunrise Interview.
— And finally, police arrested a Florida woman for going commando at a Circle K.