Episode 427



June 22nd, 2021

25 mins 31 secs

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About this Episode

Gov. Ron DeSantis is still basking in the warm glow of a favorable court ruling in his fight with the feds over getting cruise ships back in business. The Governor says there are limits to what the government can do to protect you from the pandemic.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— DeSantis made his first public comments about the court ruling during a news conference in Jacksonville about the state's financial commitment to support people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

— For Rep. Scott Plakon of Longwood, this is personal. Plakon says the state is spending more money on victims of Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.

— Officials at the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council are hoping the Governor will be just as generous with their clients. They're asking DeSantis to draw down $300 million in Medicaid money to help pay for home care services.

— Big changes are coming to Florida Politics. Publisher Peter Schorsch talks about upcoming projects, including a new Florida-centric podcast, hiring new reporters to beef up coverage in Miami Dade and creating a new repository of all of the vilest political ads out there.

— And finally, the stories of two Florida men: One has a tattoo of the state on his forehead, the other is accused of pulling a gun during a dispute over cream cheese. The victim's mom is the chief of police.