Gov. Ron DeSantis plans to appeal a judge's ruling that allows local school boards to impose mask mandates. The promise to appeal came on the same day the Joe Biden administration announced it was opening civil rights investigations into five states with policies banning school districts from requiring masks.
Also, on today’s #Sunrise:
— For the third week in a row, we've had more than 150,000 new cases of COVID-19 and Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried says kids are hit hard.
— But DeSantis doesn't seem to be too worried about those sick kids. He says many of those cases are minor.
— In non-COVID-19 news, Fried has released a new report documenting harm suffered by Florida growers from Mexican imports.
— Pollster and pundit Steve Vancore visits Rick Flagg for his last show.
— And finally, the stories of two Florida Men: One has been indicted for embezzling $12 million from companies trying to buy personal protective equipment; the other pulled a gun in a barbershop ... and the owner shot him.