GOP icon Mac Stipanovich is retiring for lobbying but is now writing columns for an old nemesis — the Tampa Bay Times. Stipanovich joins Sunrise in the studio to talk about the transition.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— Backers of one of two constitutional amendments seeking to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults have admitted they’re not going to make it to the ballot next year. They don’t have enough signatures, with time quickly running out.
— Gov. Ron DeSantis travels to the University of Miami tout his picks for the Florida Supreme Court, as well as announce seven new judicial appointments in Miami/Dade County; four in the county court and three in the circuit court.
— Attorney General Ashley Moody is presiding over a meeting of the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking. They’ll have their work cut out for them at the Super Bowl in Miami and WrestleMania in Tampa next year.
— A Florida Man who spent 20 years as a Miami Beach police officer is arrested after the owner of a valet company accused him of demanding $1,000 in cash each month in exchange for not issuing parking citations.