Episode 473



September 20th, 2021

16 mins

Your Host

About this Episode

Lawmakers are kicking off the once-a-decade redistricting process, but they continue to block the public from seeing draft maps.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— This first committee week, lawmakers will try to produce a plan for what's next after Florida drops high-stakes standardized testing. Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran says something better is possible.

— A newly filed bill aims to make school board elections partisan. Christian Ziegler with the Republican Party of Florida says nonpartisan races are a sham.

— After an intensive search, authorities say they discovered a body Sunday in Wyoming believed to be Florida resident Gabby Petito.

— The Sunrise interview jumps right into a hot topic for committee week — redistricting. The guest is Ellen Freidin, campaign chair of the drive to amend the Florida Constitution to require more compact legislative and congressional districts — through Amendments 5 and 6, passed in 2010.