Episode 510

Prison time


November 10th, 2021

20 mins 49 secs

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About this Episode

JT Burnette is sentenced to three years in prison for his role in a corruption probe at Tallahassee City Hall.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— Political observers note the probe likely played a big role in helping to elect Gov. Ron DeSantis over then-Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum.

— As the Senate prepares to give a first look at draft redistricting maps, advocates for Fair Districts give the entire process a failing grade.

— Two Sunrise interviews! The first features longtime Tallahassee reporter Mike Vasilinda, who covered the sentencing of Burnette after an expansive corruption at City Hall that might’ve led to tanking Gillum.

Ellen Freiden, CEO and General Counsel for Fair Districts Now discusses the failing grade to Florida’s redistricting process. She’s here to break down why.