Episode 424



June 17th, 2021

20 mins 37 secs

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About this Episode

Gov. Ron DeSantis is assembling a posse of Florida deputies to help patrol the Mexico border.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— The Governor says Mexican meth and fentanyl is flooding Florida, and he wants to cut it off at the source. But they haven't figured out how many officers will be making a run for the border … or when it will happen.

— DeSantis and the state Clemency Board issue a blanket pardon for anyone charged with violating local health and safety orders … like Mike and Jillian Carnevale.

— Yep, enforcing a mask mandate is persecution. And DeSantis says they were victims of government overreach.

Nikki Fried was the only Cabinet member to vote against the blanket pardon: She accuses the Governor of encouraging lawlessness and trying to turn Florida into a cradle for the insurrection.

— It's the end of an era as Florida Power and Light begins demolition of their last coal-fired power plant in the Sunshine State. The CEO of the state's largest power company says they're moving on from coal. FP&L is building a new solar plant near the site of the Indiantown Cogeneration Plant in Martin County that just blew up.

— It's been more than six weeks since the end of the Legislative Session, and we're still trying to figure out exactly what happened. A group of lawmakers describe it in just one word … “spaghetti politics.”

— OK. it’s not one word … but there's always one guy who breaks the rules.

— And finally, a Florida Man told police it was OK for him to go bottomless at the beach because he was still wearing a shirt. It was not.