Episode 432



July 7th, 2021

15 mins 53 secs

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About this Episode

Officials are trying to assess the damage from Elsa as it moves across the state. The Governor is worried about floods.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— Good news on the economic front: Florida's tax collections in May beat the official estimate by $574 million, much of which came from increased sales taxes.

— Speaking of sales taxes, this is the final day of the sales tax holiday for live events or outdoor gear.

— Gov. Ron DeSantis may have won the first round of his fight with the feds over cruise ships, but the battle isn't over. The Justice Department has filed a formal notice of appeal and they're raising questions about Florida's new law banning vaccine passports.

— The COVID-19 crisis took a huge financial bite out of the program that provides free and reduced prices on breakfast and lunch at Florida schools.

— Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried says the Governor had federal money to fill the gaps in the school nutrition program but chose to spend it elsewhere. So, she bypassed him and got the money directly from the USDA.

— And finally, two Florida Man stories: A professional wrestler who needs to hire a chauffeur; and a guy who punched a 74-year-old woman at Home Depot before stabbing another associate with a screwdriver. Talk about the wrong tool for the job.